James Marion "Jimmie" Hill | PostIndependent.com

James Marion "Jimmie" Hill

James “Jimmie” Hill, age 78, died Sept. 21, 2005 in Rifle.

Jimmie was born April 11, 1927, in Palisade, to Walter and Margaret (Sisler) Hill.

He married Vada Sherwood on Feb. 7, 1944, in Denver.

Jimmie was a member of the U.S. Navy. He was a rural route mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years.

Jimmie loved hunting, fishing and being with his family. He was the mailman who would bring Christmas presents to his route people on Christmas Day, out of the goodness of his heart. Years ago, every child on his mail route loved Jimmie because he would personally bring them the packages mailed to them.

He is survived by his wife, Vada Hill, of Rifle; sons Rocky (Richelle) Hill, of Pueblo, and Jerry (Adrienne), of California; daughter Janice (Donald) Guffy, of Craig; brother Larry Hill; grandchildren Shahn Guffy, Sara, Sandy and Halley Hill; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

There will be a chapel service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dene Johnson of the First Christian Church of Rifle officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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