James W. Mussett, 94, passed away on May 27, 2015. Survived by his wife of 70 years, Beverly; daughters, Karen (Steven) Lindquist, Deanna Hardy, Brenda (Joe) Marino; seven grandchildren, Shannon, Sonja, Monique, Richard, Kindra, Brian and Danny; eight great-grandchildren, Katie, Kevin, Zach, Brandon, Jenah, Aliana, Sean and Daniel; two great-great grandsons, Ezekiel and Isaiah; numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Fisher; and brothers, LeRoy and Harry. James was born to Grover and Stella Mussett on March 19, 1921, in Fredonia, Kans. where he grew up. He was an excellent football player, worked at a turkey farm and an icehouse until he entered the U.S. Army. James was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener which supplied the family with food for most of his life. He ranched in the early 50s at Nathrop then went to work at BVCF and retired as a purchasing agent after 28 ½ years with DOC. After spending 40 years living and raising his family in Buena Vista, he and Beverly moved to Avondale where they spent the last 20 years. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 4 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Just wanting you all to know that we are thinking of you and sending our love and prayers. Jim was a wonderful person that had an influence on my life similar to that of a Father. It was my pleasure to grow up around you all and to call Jim and Beverly “my other parents”. Yes, Brenda and I wore out a few corners in the kitchen but luckily I don’t remember ever breaking any windows with our softball!

    My favorite most recent memory was when Brenda and I went to visit when I was in Pueblo a couple of years back and when we pulled up, here they were sitting on the garden bench overlooking the garden to determine what and where to plant things. As we got closer, they were holding hands and it so touched my heart that their love was the strongest that I ever had the honor of seeing.

    I just want you all to know that he meant so much to me and I will be there for you all, not just on Friday, but any time that you need something. You all have my deepest sympathy and love. Your other daughter and little sister and best friend Jill.

    May you find peace that he is having a heck of a time in heaven catching up with Judy, hunting, fishing, and planting the best garden God has ever seen.

    My love and sympathy to all. Jill

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