July 29, 1994 ~ April 5, 2019

Born in: Englewood, CO
Resided in: Englewood, CO

James Robert Wagner
July 29, 1994-April 5, 2019
A devoted son, brother, and friend, James’ was a constant ray of light and relief for all. He explored many interests, from his prideful American flag ceramic paintings to his Lego mastery. A master guitarist playing Smoke on the Water…the first chords and only the first, James music interests did not end there, leading up to his impressive percussion playing to the rhythm of horses in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. James attended Colorado State University – Fort Collins and the University of Colorado – Denver, James’ life touched many. Whether he was cheering for Von Miller to sack Tom Brady – James’ arch nemesis – or basking in the sun on a summer afternoon hoping the Rockies make it through Rocktober, James loved sports. When he wasn’t studying stats on the latest games, he was trekking up 14’ers or ripping drives off the tee while enjoying a Scotch and a cigar. The Eagle Scout in him always shined anytime family and friends needed help fixing things, or his parents needed help navigating the annual trip to the farm in Kansas. He was a goofy kid known for his dry and intellectual humor. He will be missed dearly, but he will never leave us. Comforted in death believing in God’s love and salvation due to his strong Faith. We will wait patiently to see his beautiful eyes at Heaven’s gates, and we will always remember to practice the selflessness he shared with all. Stay classy, San Diego! Survived by parents Steven & Andra; sisters Morgan Wagner (Michael Cusworth), Stacey Wagner, Kelley Morris; brother Matthew Wagner; partner Kathryn Wilson; beloved pet Maggie. Vigil Service Thursday, April 11, 2019, 10:00 am, Horan & McConaty, 5303 East County Line Road. Funeral Mass Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2:00 pm, Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco Pkwy. Donations to Church of the Risen Christ Youth Ministry or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Donations to Church of the Risen Christ Youth Ministry or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



Vigil Service: April 11, 2019 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Funeral Mass: April 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


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  1. Dear family members and close friends please accept my sincere regrets for your loss my condolences to you and your family ! Please find comfort in our loving heavenly father’s promise ps46:1..God is a refuse and strength a help that is readily found in times of distress 2peter3:13) isa25:8)

  2. I am truly sorry and I know he will make a presence with our lord as he did on earth and our community. I was his NYLT Big Horn Scoutmaster when he was SPL and we worked together for years in NYLT. He was truly great and I admired his leadership and abilities. I was blessed to have worked with him and known him. He will be a shepherd forever with our savior and lord forever.

    We are all blessed to know him. I pray that your family finds peace in this difficult time.

  3. Personally my heart aches, it aches for my son and everyone who grew up with James, it aches for his family and friends and everyone and every creature who knew him. My heart especially aches for James.

  4. Andrea and family, may God help you find peace in this most difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time and will continue to pray and find peace. Love & Prayers. Rod & Brenda (Foos) Schuler

  5. James – you touched our lives in so many ways. You will be missed and the fun hearted memories will remain with us to give us comfort. My prayers to his family and friends as this is such a hard time. My love to Kathryn. We love you so much.

  6. Dear Andra and Family,
    Our hearts break for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

  7. We are so sorry to hear about James, our hearts break for you. We enjoyed his sense of humor every time we saw him. Words fall short of expressing our thoughts for you all. Blessings and hugs to your family.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through and I hope that you find strength in your faith.

  9. Andra, Steve, Family and Friends, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you find your way through this most difficult time.

  10. Steve and Andra, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I can only imagine how hard this loss means to you and your family. May God Bless you all.

  11. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of James. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

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