James B. "Jim" Turner of Erie, died Monday, December 12th , 2 016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. He was 73 . A serv ice in celebration of Jim's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 19 , 2016 at Ascent Church, 550 S McCaslin Blvd, Louisville, CO 80027 . A reception will follow the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army. Jim was born on October 31, 1943 to Ned and Rowen a (Hawley) Turner of C orning , IA. He graduated from Mount Morris High School in Mount Morris, IL. He moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science. Jim moved from Boulder to Tallassee, FL where he attended Florida State and obtained a Masters of Marine Biology. Furthering his education , Jim attended Denver University , graduating with a Juris Doctor degree. Jim served in th e United States Army during the Vietnam E ra. On August 12, 1978 Jim married Martha O'Daniel in Denver. They were married for 38 years. Jim spent the majority of his career working as an attorney. Most notably he worked for 12 years at Norton Frickey & Associates in Colorado Springs and then for 14 years at Gaddis, Kin, Herd & Craw P.C. in Colorado, Springs. Jim is survived by his wife, Martha Turner of Erie, two sons; Ned (Molly) Turner of Nederland, Scott (Libby) Turner of Arvada, a dau ghter, Anne (Matt) Walker of Eri e and s ix grandchildren. Jim loved many things : the mountains, golf, whiskey and cigars, activities (both recreational & medicinal), CU Buffs football, his dogs Mokie & Lulu, but most of all, being surrounded by his ever-growing family. In his own words, he would tell you, "I lived a great life". Contributions; Young L ife, 820 Main St . Ste 200 Louisville, CO 80027 or Buffs4Life Foundation, PO Box 19261, Boulder, CO 80308 .