Obituary of Jimmy Stewart Strong
Jimmy Stewart Strong, 74, of Greeley passed away at home on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. He was born October 29,1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Lowell and Lola (Arnold) Strong. He grew up in a large family with three sisters; Lois, Vivian, and Donna, and two brothers, Roger and Tom.
At the age of 17, Jimmy enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served as a part of the 9th Expeditionary Brigade in Vietnam, until being honorably discharged in 1969 due to injury. Jimmy achieved the rank of Corporal and received honors including; Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal as well as numerous Purple Hearts.
Jimmy married Laura C. Summers (Strong) on July 13, 1974. Together, Jimmy and Laura celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary just days before Laura (68) passed. Jimmy’s sister remembers him saying, “Laura is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Eight weeks later they were reunited in spirit, having spent only a short moment apart. Jimmy is survived by his daughters; Kathleen M. Mohrlang Strong and husband Marlin Mohrlang, and Gwyndolynn C. Strong, as well as three grandchildren; David, Mitchell, and Chloe.
Jimmy finished his H.S. education during his military service in Vietnam. Following his military service he began a career as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring from this position in the mid 1980’s. During those years, he completed coursework at Aims Community College, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado before embarking on a career as a self-taught small business owner, building and fixing computers for Scorpio Computers.
Jimmy was known for his dedication to helping others; assisting fellow veterans through his work with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) the Union Colony Marine Corp League and volunteering technical know-how to friends and family looking to operate the latest technology, always offering both generosity of spirit and resources. Jimmy knew what it was to suffer difficult circumstances, yet his survivor instincts consistently prevailed, making him a sought after advisor for counsel and assistance. He didn’t take life ‘too’ seriously, and yet, he knew the importance of life more than most.
As a military veteran, Jimmy will be inurned at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. at Staging Area C with military honors. Memorial gifts may be made to “Union Colony Marine Corp League #1093” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave. Greeley CO 80634.
The family would especially like to thank Chad Young and the staff at Adamson Life Celebration Home for their unwavering support as we experienced significant loss in just a few short weeks. We were bereft and their support helped in a way that words cannot express. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jimmy Strong, please visit Tribute Store