"He joined the Navy first as a young man when we he was right of high school. After dating for several years he proposed and he decided before we got married he would make the decision to go into the Air Force. So 9 days after we married he joined the US Air Force and stayed there for the next 18 years. He retired honorably went civilian."
Later, Jim was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was being managed at home. "There were so many medications that he had to be on." But there was an unfortunate accident that put him back in the hospital.
"I didn't want to see him suffer any longer."
His family made the decision to place Jim at The Denver Hospice Care Center. "I knew he was getting the care that he would want. Me being his spouse and his wife, I could not have cared for him in the way that they cared for him in his last days. There was no way in the world. I appreciated everything The Denver Hospice did for my husband."