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James Edward Von Brewer

Jim was born in Chicago, Ill. and traveled the world. He was a highly recognized architectural design engineer and a world-renowned photographer with exhibits in America and several foreign countries.

Jim proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps with a tour of duty in Korea.

His architectural designs can be found in many cities and states, including Chicago, Minneapolis and Miami, as well as many homes here in the Roaring Fork Valley. He was the senior architect involved in designing the Iowa State College campus and was a member of the American Society of Architects, American Society of Planning Officials, Photographic Society of America, American Legion, the Libertarian Party and many local organizations.

Jim was a longtime valley resident, moving to Aspen in the mid-1970s. He loved the outdoors, camping and shooting until he was over 75 years old. He lived life to the fullest, photographing lots of the images he enjoyed seeing in their natural environment.

Jim was a private guy, though he loved to talk to anyone about many topics on which he was knowledgeable, since he was so well-read and traveled. Family and friend will truly miss him. God bless you, JVB, on your continuing journey.

A celebration of his life will take place at the Pour House in Carbondale on April 14, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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