James Lester Goodwin Jr. | PostIndependent.com

James Lester Goodwin Jr.

James L. (Jim) Goodwin Jr. passed away April 7, 2008, in Carbondale.

Jim was born March 16, 1931, in Cherokee, Texas, to James and Ava Goodwin.

He married Patsy Jean Hayes Feb. 29, 1952. Jim and Patsy had two children while in Texas, then moved to Florida where three more children were born. The family moved to Colorado in 1967 and to Carbondale in 1976.

Jim loved living in the mountains, and especially Carbondale. He was a builder and contractor who built many homes in the Roaring Fork Valley during his 32 years in the valley.

He made many friends and was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He loved to go camping with his family, and in later years spent many seasons hunting with his sons, grandsons and son-in-law. Jim also spent a lot of time in his later years traveling between Colorado and Arizona, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jim’s legacy of love, caring and compassion has been indelibly etched on the lives of his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed by his children.

Survivors include his children Autumn (Lee) Crutcher, Jamie (Kadie) Goodwin, Robin (Steve) Robinson, Rob (Theresa) Goodwin and Tim (Charlene) Goodwin; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army or the Carbondale Fire District.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Church of Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

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