James C. Scripter
Jim moved to the Roaring Fork Valley when he was 13 years old from Lakeland, Florida. He grew up in Aspen, Colorado and had a very adventurous youth. He had a passion for going very fast on motorcycles at the very young age of 8 years old. He had many adventures with motorcycles, four-wheeling, sky diving, scuba diving, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, flying planes, paragliding and camping. His favorite place to camp was Moab, Utah, but has camped all over Colorado.
He served on the Snowmass Wildcat Fire District for about 10 years — the first firefighter in the area to be selected for firefighter of the year for two years in a row in 1990 and 1991. He wanted so much to give back to the community to help people and loved being a part of a close knit family of firefighters. He made many friends along his journey which have meant the world to him. Jim married the love of his life on Sept. 20, 2002 in Lakeland, FL and they made their home in the valley.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Scripter; son James Alvey of Glenwood Springs, CO; mother, Lois Scripter of Rifle, CO; grandparents Milton and Anita Vreeland of Lakeland, FL; sister, Toni (Butch) Eccleston of Lakeland, FL; nephew Nicholas Eccleston of Lakeland, FL; niece Chelsea (Raffi) Mohamed of Florida; niece Kira (Mark) Loveall; grandniece Lily Loveall; grandnephew Christian Loveall of Lakeland, FL; stepfather Robert (Jesse) Scripter of St. Petersburg, FL.
He will be missed very much by friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jim Scripter Memorial Fund at Alpine Bank, account ending in 3348. For more information call 970-948-0342. Memorial services are planned at a later date.
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