James ‘Jim’ Russell Goodman
Oct. 15, 1938 — Aug. 14, 2016

James ‘Jim’ Russell Goodman James R. Goodman, 76, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Waukesha, passed away on Aug. 14, 2016, in Colorado Springs. He was born on Oct. 15, 1938, in Waukesha to Theodore Bassett and Ellen (Kalk) Goodman.

Jim led a long, full life with his wife and six children, relocating from Wisconsin to Canada to Georgia and then Connecticut, and finally to Colorado in his various roles within Junior Achievement, where he retired from. He served as president of the Broadmoor Rotary Club, during which time he and his wife, Karen, enjoyed the trip of a lifetime traveling through Europe and the Mediterranean.

Jim had a very strong, humorous personality which mellowed over the years. He learned to enjoy his quiet retirement and spending time with his grandchildren.

He passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. His wife and family cared for him during this time, allowing him to end his days surrounded by loved ones at home. His granddaughter Stephanie, who is studying to be a nurse, was a devoted caregiver.

Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen Ann (Peyton) Goodman; his children, James (Sue) Goodman Jr. of New Hampshire, Lynne (James) Carney of New York, Patti (Kerry) Dyer of Connecticut, Susan (Dean) Brehm of Colorado Springs, Cindy (Charles) Brice of Colorado Springs, and Chad Goodman of Florida; his 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous loving family members in Wisconsin.

Please join us for a celebration of Jim’s life, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Pinon Springs Condominium Clubhouse, 3530 Los Pinos Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Optum Hospice or the cancer research of your choosing.

He will be missed.

Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information, visit