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Loveland Reporter Herald
Monday May 9, 2005 page May 9, 2005 page B-3
James Robert Vickland, M.D., M.P.H. of Longmont, died May 6, 2005, at his home with his family at his side, at the age of 48. He had courageously and uncomplainingly battled a malignant brain tumor for seven months.
Dr. Vickland was a well known and highly regarded anesthesiologist at Longmont United Hospital and the Longmont Surgery Center. He served his community with dedication for 20 years.
Dr. Vickland was born in Los Angeles Oct. 16, 1956, to Harold and Lorraine Vickland, and spent his childhood in the area.
He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1978. He received a masterâ€™s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, after which he earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He remained there for an internship and residency in anesthesia.
Jim met his wife, Patricia Sankey of Lincoln, Neb., during medical school and they married in 1984.
Dr. Vickland was a board-certified anesthesiologist and a member of the medical staffs at Longmont United Hospital and the Longmont Surgery Center. He was a partner in Longmont Anesthesia Associates. He was a member of The American Society of Anesthesiologists as well as the American Medical Association, Colorado Medical Society and the Boulder County Medical Society.
He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary and a past member of the Longmont Rotary Club. Jim was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Longmont.
Medicine and anesthesiology were his professional passions. He particularly enjoyed working with pediatric cases and children. In addition to providing anesthesia for surgery he was an expert in pain control measures. This aspect of anesthesiology was in its infancy when he first came to Longmont. Jim was loved by many patients, colleagues, and fellow hospital workers. He will be missed.
Outside of medicine his passion was his large family. He enjoyed snow and water skiing along with fishing, boating and the Colorado mountains. He loved animals, nature and architectural design. Above all he loved anything that involved his children, which frequently included numerous 4-H projects.
Jim is survived by his wife Patricia of Longmont and seven children, Mark James, Sarah Patricia, Emma Rebecca, Hannah Rose, Grant Adam and twins Vada Anna and Hans Gregory Vickland; and a brother, David Vickland and his family.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Matthew Scott Vickland, Grantâ€™s twin brother; his father Harold Vickland; and a brother Roger Vickland.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Brian Morrow of St. Johnâ€™s and the Rev. Steve Berke of First Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will take place at the Vickland Home in the Vickland Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School or to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, 80501.
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