May 4, 1940-October 24, 2020
James “Jim” Dee Noble, 8o, of Evergreen, passed away October 24, 2020. Jim was born to Edith (Hanlon) and Howard Noble in Montrose, CO. Jim grew up shepherding and ranching on the western slope. He moved the family’s livestock, summering in Ridgway and wintering in Mack. In 1960, he married Patsy Bartlett in Ouray, CO. Their daughter Christine was born that same year. A son, Jimmy, was born a year later, followed by son, John. Jim obtained an associates degree at Colorado CSU and soon after joined the Colorado State Patrol, moving the family to Aurora, CO. Jim later took a position with Gayno, Inc. in Evergreen as they developed the Soda Creek neighborhood. In 1987, he established Jim Noble, Inc., an excavation company that did it all. While his grandchildren no longer work full-time for the company, they are proud to visit and reminisce the many various sites and jobs they worked on with their Grandpa—the plowing, nearly rolling or spinning-out equipment or being chewed-out by him. Outside of work, Jim enjoyed country dancing with his wife, hunting, golfing and skiing. Jim was also a volunteer ski instructor for the blind at Winter Park and a lifetime member of the Ouray Elks’ Lodge.
Jim is survived by his wife, Patsy, daughter Christine, son John (Maureen), grandsons Kevin Jimmy of Fort Collins, Nick (Kristen) of Evergreen and John Tyler of Panama City, FL, two great-grandchildren, sisters Bonnie of Grand Junction and Joan Johnson (Larry) of Montrose, brother Roger (Gail) of Ridgway, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He is predeceased by his son, Jimmy, and his parents Edith and Howard.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:30am, Christ the King Catholic Church, 4291 Evergreen Parkway Access Road, Evergreen, Colorado. Jim will be laid to rest alongside his son, Jimmy, in Bear Creek Cemetery, Evergreen, Colorado. Jim’s family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Sports Center for the Disabled.