James D. Stewart, 62, died March 1, 2008, in Colorado City, CO. He was born September 23, 1945, in Sheridan, WY, to Grace and Conyers Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Graham of Colorado City; son, Benedict Stewart of Portland, OR; brothers, Richard G. (Barbara) Stewart of Fountain, CO and William H. Stewart in Idaho; and cousins, Cheryl and Emily Stewart of Canon City, CO. He was predeceased by his parents. Jim was a graduate of Rye High School and attended Ft. Lewis College in Durango. He served honorably as a U.S. Army medic in the Vietnam War. Before his retirement in 2003, he enjoyed careers in the thoroughbred horse business, automobile sales, and auto finance. Jim requested that memorial contributions be made to the Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinic or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice c/o the family. A blood donation in Jim's memory would also be a fitting commemoration. Friends and family are invited to an open house to celebrate memories of Jim's life on Sunday, March 9, 2008, anytime between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Rye Country Lodge, 5981 Boulder Avenue, Rye, CO. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I met Jim in the “friendly” skies of Fighter Ace. A WWII virtual flight game. I met him in person when he came Oregon for, I believe, his sons College graduation. I felt that in the hour or so drive from Eugene to McMinnville, OR. He and I became real friends. It was almost like talking to an old buddy from the ’60s. I’m sorry I didn’t see this back in ’08, but glad I have the chance to say what a good guy Jim was. Peace to you, Cindy and to the rest of Jims family and friends.
    Dan Souza,
    Roseburg, Oregon

  2. Cindy — You don’t know us but we knew Jim in the 70’s. My husband at FLC and then after we were married. Jim lived with me and my roommates in Denver for awhile. We spent time in Rye when Ben was little and visited in Pueblo when we lived there. We lost touch after we moved to Canon City, unfortunately. We extend our condolences to you and Ben. Jim was a very generous guy and I’m sure you will miss him very much.

  3. Cindy, You and Ben have been on our hearts these past weeks as Jim
    “held on”. You’ve been in our prayers as we thought of the suffering you each experienced.
    May you find comfort in knowing Jim’s suffering is over and feel God’s presence as you deal with your loss and loneliness. With much love, Marv and Marty

  4. Dear Cindy and Family, Our hearts go out to you during this most difficult time. Please know that we are here for you and we cherish you. May God grant you peace and embrace you with His unconditional love!

  5. I am so going to miss my golf buddy and friend!! Now it’s up to you and me Cindy to keep our golf tradition up (I’ll teach you our “rules” – and Rule No. 1 is there are no rules!). Love, Cheryl

  6. Dear Cindy,
    I will always remember the way Jim
    would light up when he looked at you. You will always be the love of his life. Love to you and Ben.

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Jim for several years at Vidmar. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Greg Duran

  8. Cindy,
    I am sorry for your loss. Jim and I started with Vidmar the same date in 1990. He is now in the hands of the Lord and resting in peace. May God bless and watch over you.
    Sincerely,
    Bob

  9. Our prayers are with you Cindy! I didn’t know Jim was that sick? If there’s anything I can do to help let me know. We are going to try to get to Rye on Sunday to see you. We’re sorry for your loss and hope Jim is resting in peace.
    Alan & Joyce

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