James Allan Branch was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Allan, as he was known to family and friends, attended Denver Public Schools and graduated from Manual High where he was on the Honor Roll. Allan won the Charles Cousins award for lettering in 3 or more sports, played Forward/Center for the Thunderbolts and also ran track. Allan continued his education at Regis College where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree and was also an integral part of the Regis College Basketball team. Allan enjoyed the many cultural and recreational activities in and around the Denver area. Allan is survived by his 3 brothers, a sister, 2 daughters and numerous family members. Allan's sense of humor, adventurous spirit, unique talents and special qualities will be greatly missed by his family and friends. May Peace Be Unto You Dear Brother.