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Obituary of James Demmitt – Greeley, CO


James Wyatt “Colorado Jim” Demmitt ended his life journey on the morning of March 3, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jim was born to the late Troy Wyatt and Betty Ann (Gillum) Demmitt, in his mother’s hometown of Watonga, OK. He grew up and attended school in Kremmling, CO. Jim enjoyed a childhood full of mischievous fun with his siblings. After graduating, Jim attended the Colorado School of Mines where he was notified of an opportunity with Hewlett Packard and thus began his professional journey. He worked in the electroplating department in Loveland at Hewlett Packard and after an early retirement he worked for various electroplating companies in Arizona and Utah. Hard work was a hallmark for Jim and he continued to work until his final days, even receiving emails while in hospice care. Most recently, he was Sales Manager at UIC, a company he enjoyed working for, making many friendships with colleagues and customers along the way. When Jim wasn’t working, he enjoyed being in the mountains and taking photographs. He loved sports with a passion and was able to cheer on his beloved Broncos for his final Super Bowl with his son. Jim enjoyed life’s simple pleasures: he would walk into a local “watering hole” and enjoy conversations with friends and complete strangers. He wanted to return to Colorado to live and convinced his company that he could reach the airport from Estes Park in two hours. He enjoyed every moment of life in Estes Park, just walking around and admiring the sights after traveling for work during the week. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jerry Demmitt and Janet Sue Demmitt. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son James Wyatt Demmitt II and his wife Jamie; brother John Demmitt; sisters, Jamie Jones and Janice Demmitt; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on April 30 at 2:00 PM at the Estes Park Brewery in Estes Park, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research ( in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at