James “Jim” Jess Thew
James “Jim” Jess Thew of Rifle, CO, passed away on Monday, October 6th, 2014, while vacationing in Mexico with his wife and friends.
Jim was born December 30, 1969, in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, to Arthur and Sharon (Carothers) Thew.
He was a 1988 graduate of Royall High School and served in the US Marine Corps for a short time.
Jim was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved being in the mountains of Colorado. He embraced life and went with the flow. He loved his family and friends. Jim never met a stranger and was the first to always lend a hand no matter what the circumstance.
Jim is survived by his wife, Aundrea (DeRose) Thew, his son, James Thew of Reedsburg, WI, daughters Hailey Thew of Rifle, CO, Gabrielle Thew of Reedsburg, WI, Makenna Thew of Rifle, CO, stepson Ronnie Owens of Rifle, CO, and grandson Weston Benson of Rifle, CO; his mother Sharon Thew of Mauston, WI, sisters Teresa (Rick) Golombiski of Ironwood, MI, Robin (Ben) Mayer of Evansville, IN; brothers Arthur (Anna) Thew of Ironwood, MI, Douglas Thew of Wonewoc, WI, Donald (Michelle) Thew of Hillsboro, WI, and Jess (Lauri) Thew of Staples, MI, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends.
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Jim was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Thew, and his grandparents, Jim and Mildred Thew, Florence Peterson, and William and Frances Carothers.
A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held Saturday, October 18th, 2014, at 2 pm at New Creation Church, 44761 Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Jim Thew Memorial Fund at Alpine Bank.
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