“All things that need to be asked have – everything is fine.”
James M. Gaddie, Kansas native and long time resident of Colorado, passed away on Friday September 4, 2009 at Pathways Hospice Center in Loveland, Colorado. Jim maintained a love of nature and the outdoors his entire life, and was always concerned about the environment. He had a passion for Native American art and history of the American southwest.
Jim grew up and graduated high school in Wellington, Kansas. In Leavenworth, Kansas, he managed the Falley’s ‘Food 4 Less’ expansion grocery store, was a member and past president of the Leavenworth Lions Club, supported the local United Way with fund drives, and was the chairman for a new building fund drive for H.E.L.P. Inc.. He also met his wife Debbie in Leavenworth.
In 1985, Jim and his wife and son Ross moved to Estes Park, Colorado. There they owned and operated the family restaurant ‘Village Pizza’ for six years. In 1996 Jim and Debbie owned and operated ‘Western Heritage’, a Native American and southwestern art gallery, for ten years.
Jim was preceded in death by his son Douglas C. Gaddie.
Jim is survived by his wife Debbie, son Ross of Fort Collins, grandson Kodi C. Gaddie and Kodi’s brother Rikki Winton of Hunter, Oklahoma, and parents Glenna and Robert Gaddie of Wellington. Jim is also survived by his brother Bob Gaddie of Plano, Texas, and sisters Rebecca Morgan of Cleveland and Diana Bradbury of Hutchinson, Kansas.
Jim’s request to family, friends and anyone reading this is to spend time with their family by enjoying an outdoor walk together, picking up trash along the way, and recycling all that can be.
Jim, you are forever in our hearts. Love always, Debbie, Ross, family and friends.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Falcon Lakes Golf Course in Basehor, Kansas on October 10, 2009 beginning at 11:30 a.m.