Chapel of Memories


James Henderson Browne

April 5, 1951January 28, 2021

James Henderson Browne (Jay), Ph.D., son of the late James and Margaret Browne, passed away suddenly at home in his seventieth year. He is survived by his beloved wife, Vianney; sisters Peg (the late Jim), Elizabeth (Bill), Lyn (Bob), and Phyllis (Brian); as well as many nieces and nephews.

James enjoyed a career as Professor of Business at Colorado State University Pueblo and taught at other universities over the years. His many students admired James, and he took great pleasure in teaching. After James retired, he made a second home in Costa Rica, where he sold real estate, became fluent in Spanish, and met the love of his life, Vianney. He also enjoyed his relationships with his close-knit family and being the “favorite” son and brother in the family. We will remember him for many things including his sense of humor, and he loved a good punch line. Jay walked with the Lord, and he will be greatly missed by many.

Arrangements have been made for Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Chapel of Memories, 829 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, with funeral service at 6:00 p.m. and visitation before and after from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


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Timothy Mottet

February 23, 2021

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at Colorado State University Pueblo, I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Dr. Browne.

Dr. Browne is remembered and loved by many of his students and colleagues.

Timothy Mottet
President, CSU Pueblo

Lee Anne Martinez

February 22, 2021

Dear Jay,
Thank you for the mentoring you provided early in my career. The news of your passing is sad news indeed.
Lee Anne

Donna Penn

February 13, 2021

Jay, I only knew you through Phyllis, my friend who loves you very much. I've heard so much about you over the years, and one thing that stands out the most is that you found peace between you and the Lord Himself. At the end of our lives, that is the most important thing we can cling to. I love this verse and thought of it tonight as I read some of these shared memories from your friends and family: "But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth, but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in Heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face to face." Psalm 17: 15 I hope the Lord Himself touches every one of your beloved family, as they grieve the loss of a great guy.

Alayne Holzbach

February 12, 2021

Uncle Jay,

I am left with fond memories of you throughout the years. The last being at our family reunion in Indiana a couple of years ago. You had an adventurous and generous spirit and always brought light to any room you entered. Thank you for giving me a healthy fear of Ferris wheels (my mom will remember that story), many laughs, and always thinking of my daughter at the holidays and beyond. She was delighted over the coins and seashells from Costa Rica and the fun gadgets you have sent. I am thankful she knew her Ghee’s brother, even from a distance. You will be missed by so many, Uncle Jay.


Bronwen MacCullouch

February 10, 2021

The next family reunion won't quite be the same. You will not be there with your witty remarks or your enlightening point of view on many topics of conversation. You will be missed. I have many fond memories growing up and I'm so glad that I got to spend as much time with you as I did. I always thought of you as my "crazy Uncle". Not in a bad way but in a fun way! You always made be feel comfortable. The family will miss you but I know you have returned home and that your parents are there to welcome you.
God Bless you Uncle Jay.
Bronwen (Niece)

David Lee

February 9, 2021

Thank you for being such a big part of my life. You weren't only my teacher but a great friend and the father I never had. You taught me so much and have been the greatest influence in my life. I love and miss you.

Elizabeth Pinder

February 9, 2021

Phyllis and Jay, close as children, even closer when older. They had much in common, and a special relationship.

Elizabeth Pinder

February 9, 2021

The Browne Family, around the time of Peg and Elizabeth's Eighth Grade Graduation. A lovely spring day, with Mom and Dad so proun of their beautiful family.

Jeff Holzbach

February 9, 2021

Uncle Jay,
My earliest memory of you was during a visit to your house in the early 80’s. I was very young, but I remember we talked about me spending the summer there and all the fun things to do! My kids had an opportunity to meet you and they always appreciated you thinking of them over holidays and birthdays. I wish we had more time with you and know that you are at peace on your new journey.

Love, Jeff

Phyllis Shepherd

February 8, 2021


You are greatly missed and our family will never be the same without you. You have truly been my favorite brother, from the early years when you teased me so much, to the more recent years when we talked about our shared faith. You have brought us much laughter and always livened up any group gathering.

You have been a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many, and we are each blessed to have known you. Our love and prayers go with Vianney.

Philippians 1:21 KJV
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.