Longtime Pagosa resident J.D. Graham died April 12 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. John Duncan Graham was born April 12, 1949, in La Junta, Colo., to Duane and Edith Graham. He was the oldest of nine children.
J.D. lived a full life. He was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, cited as a hero by the U.S. Navy. He served Archuleta County as deputy and investigator, was active in Search and Rescue, served as a Colorado Mounted Ranger and later worked on Wolf Creek Pass for CDOT. For the last 15 years of his life, J.D. was owner/operator of Wolf Creek Trucking with his wife, Judy.
J.D. is survived by his wife, Judy Graham, of Pagosa Springs, children and their spouses: Duane and Summer Graham, of Aztec, N.M.; Amy and Bill Mathews, of Placerville, Calif.; Carrie and Tom Emens, of Memphis, Tenn.; and Steve and Ohea Graham, of Pagosa Springs; mother, Edith Graham of Fort Collins, 11 grandchildren, seven siblings, numerous nieces and nephews and many other friends and family.
A loving husband and father, and a great friend, J.D. will be missed by many. Services will be held Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the CSU Extension Building, 344 U.S. 84.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital at stjude.org or by mail, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at hoodmortuary.com.