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In Memory

Jim Oxley, former department head, passes away

January 20, 2011

James (Jim) Oxley died January 16, in Ft. Collins after a short illness. He was born February 11, 1925, in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, where he farmed with his father for several years.

Jim earned his BS degree at CSU and a PhD from the University of Wyoming. He received innumerable awards during his academic and international careers.

He served as Associate Dean of the College of Animal Science at UW. Jim spent two years in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Chief of Party for the Agency for International Development (AID) contract between Wyoming and Afghanistan. He returned to CSU to serve as Head of the Animal Science Department. Later Jim served as Chief of Livestock Division for AID in Washington D.C., followed by Director of International Agricultural Programs at CSU, and Director of AID Research at University of California/Davis.

Following retirement, Jim consulted in animal science and international agricultural development.

Jim and his wife, Helen, of Fort Collins, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10th, 2010. He also is survived by daughters, Mary Alice and Lori, son Jay, and six grandchildren.

Jim was facilitator of the local Post-Polio Support Group, a member of the CSU University Club and chairman of his neighborhood association. He enjoyed woodworking, watching sports and traveling with his best friend and wife, Helen. He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the Foothills Unitarian Church, Saturday, January 22, at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested that donations be made to the Foothills Unitarian Church or Easter Seals of Colorado.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009