James W. Blevins died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig following a brief illness. He was 65.
Jim was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Denver. He was raised and attended school in Bozeman, Mont.
While in high school, Jim was active in the debate club. He attended Montana State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and did some work towards his master’s degree.
While in college, Jim was a part of the ROTC program.
Jim lived in St. Paul, Minn., and worked for Sperry Univac for many years. He then moved to San Jose, Calif., and resided there until moving to Craig 16 years ago.
Jim operated an electronic repair business until his death.
Jim was a member of the Electrical Engineer’s Association, and a past member of the Craig Daily Press Editorial Board and the Audubon Society.
He enjoyed politics and was the founder of the Coffee Party movement in Craig.
He enjoyed writing letters to the editor of the local paper, building his own speakers for his business, watching science fiction movies on TV and music.
He was also very fond of the various cats that were part of his life.
Jim is survived by sisters Penny (Bud) Nelson, and Laura Parker and her companion, Anthony Tremaine, both of Craig; niece Misty Muniz and her children Marinda, Madeline and Travis; nephews Kelly Mosman and his children Karisa and Deven, and Lance (Maria) Mosman and their children Devlyn Mosman and Jerica Sullvan, and her son Austyn, all of Craig.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Vern and Margaret Blevins.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jim’s life will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Moffat County, in care of Grant Mortuary.