James (Jim) Joseph Flynn
James (Jim) Joseph Flynn formerly of Silt, Colorado, passed away March 11th, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. Jim was born to Wm. K. Flynn and Alice (McCabe) Flynn on December 8, 1938, in Rifle, Colorado.
He is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Bryan of Commerce City, Colorado, and Eileen (Butch) Pressler of Silt, Colorado; two brothers, Dennis (Mary Jo) of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Roger (Donna) of Brighton, Colorado; two nieces, four nephews, eight grandnephews, two grandnieces and two nieces-in-law, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Langstaff) Flynn, his parents and one brother, Jerry Flynn. Jim graduated from Rifle High School in 1957. He married his beloved Martha Langstaff on January 14, 1981. Jim was a farm hand all of his life and was known for his skill at mending fences and especially his irrigating abilities. He and Martha lived on several farms in the area; Collbran, DeBeque, Silt, Rifle and Carbondale, where he retired from the Crystal River Ranch. Jim was raised on Dry Hollow and had fun hunting and growing up with cousins. He was very fond of the Boston Red Sox and could quote baseball stats from the early ’40s through ’70s. In retirement he enjoyed listening to the radio, walking around town and visiting with family and friends.
Funeral services will be March 17th at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle; Rosary at 10:00am and Mass at 11:00. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denver Hospice, 501 South Cherry Street Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80246.
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