James "Jim" H. Butcher


March 3, 1938 ~ June 30, 2023

Born in: Wichita, Kansas
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

James Hugh Butcher, 85, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away on June 30th 2023. Survived by his daughter, Denise Szewczynski (Jerry); grandsons, Ryan Tucci and Dominic Tucci (Ali); brother, Robert (Gene) Butcher; sisters, Sharon Marble, Rosyln Kujovsky, and Cheryl Butcher; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, DeDe Mockmore Amidei. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Judy Butcher and son, Darren Butcher; sister, Beverly Campbell (Burke); brother, William Butcher; and parents, Hugh and Edith Butcher.
Jim was born in Wichita, Kansas, March 3rd 1938. Jim arrived in Pueblo, Colorado with $2.85 in his pocket. He became a commercial realtor/developer. When he worked for Leach Company, Cliff Brice walked in and asked for their commercial guy. Jim immediately jumped up and said “That’s me”; even though he didn’t know anything about commercial real estate. He learned very fast! Over the next 60 years he brought many gas stations/convenience stores to Pueblo. He brought many businesses to town – Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Village Inn, Albertsons, and Red Barn. He created subdivisions like Regency Park, Stoneridge – Tierra Casa and Bluffs, plus a Moduler community in Colorado City above Lake Beckwith. Other commercial property included Loaf & Jug and Regency Square. Some of his pastimes were traveling and boating. He loved to have drinks on the boat with his buddies. Jim and Judy traveled the world over their 57 years of marriage. They had such great adventures and lived an awesome life!
Jim wanted everyone to know, he lived a GREAT life and he wanted to die fast. A few weeks before the end of his life he wrote that he wanted to “Fly his kite as high as it would go, until the string breaks… and it will!” He wants everyone to go live life and be happy!
Viewing, 1 p.m. Thursday until funeral service time at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Viewing: July 6, 2023 1:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Service: July 6, 2023 1:30 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Though I didn’t know him well, I remember him as having a larger than life persona known for his business savvy and generosity of spirit in his community and with his family. I always admired his zest for life.

  2. Jim,
    Thank You so much for looking out for my son Michael he talked about you all the time. He was very proud to have you part of his life and especially for the close friendship that you shared.
    I shall always be grateful.
    David Keane

  3. Well buddy, as the song says “And now the the time is here” and you’ve gone on to the big party up there. If one is lucky in life you get to know someone special and I certainly feel that way having you in my life. Your accolades are too numerous to list here but just say I admire them all. I’m told you were not the warm, cuddly type (hard to believe) but truth be told I’ve had that said of myself. I attribute that to our Troutman gene , sorry to all of the Butchers and Martins that we mentally hug and hold all of the time. Well I’ve rambling on and will just finish by saying yes, you faced it all, you stood tall and you did it your way. PS you forgot your camera, oh well I’m sure you’ve gone high tech

  4. Best memory I love-
    When Denise and her husband Jerry come to spend time with Jim and Judy
    then Michael and
    Dr. Michael would come over. Jim’s face was so bright with a huge smile and love in his heart!

  5. Jim was a great guy I knew, he made you feel important when you around him. He went extra steps to make you feel good. On one occasion he did was, he painted his chest with American flag on my surprised citizenship party and everyone loved it. He also made a point of visiting his Aunt Helen often, when she was alive. He and Judy had made several trip to her birthday parties. Those were the fun times. Jim, you will be greatly miss! May you rest in peace.

  6. My Mom, Betty Robinson, new Cousin Jim, before I did. What a man he was
    I wished we could have been closer.
    David and Pam Robinson

  7. Prayers and Condolences to the tucci family, wherever they may be🫶❤️

  8. Everything was better if he were there. He was one of the kindest, most generous, comforting people i’ve ever known. I am proud to call him my Family.

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