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Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel

407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

OBITUARY

Jim Kirk

June 19, 1962July 8, 2020
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Jim’s Journey

Jim Arthur Kirk, age 58, was born in Kalispell, Montana on June 19, 1962 and entered into heaven on July 8, 2020. Jim is survived by his wife Nadine Kirk and his two daughters McKenna and Carly. Jim was a devout Christian who read the Bible daily. Jim absolutely loved the outdoors. He was an avid camper and hiker along with his family and many of his friends. The outdoors was his getaway. He loved water skiing and spent a lot of his childhood out on the Montana lakes. Jim loved Nascar and every Sunday you could find him wearing his Bronco gear. He was one of the best dads that anybody could have asked for. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for his wife and his daughters. Jim is remembered as being very witty and social. He could make friends with any stranger. Jim was AMAZING at song trivia. He was so knowledgeable and knew a little something about everything. On May 16, 2011, Jim suffered his first major stroke. This stroke left him with many challenges including being paralyzed on his left side. While the doctors said he would never walk again, Jim proved them wrong and never stopped working until he was able to. Only a few years later Jim was able to walk with a cane and a leg brace wherever he wanted. On February 8, 2020, Jim suffered his second major stroke affecting a different area of his brain than the first one. All throughout COVID Jim was a patient at a hospital in Denver, Colorado. Jim’s family was very sad they could not see him during some of March, April, and some of May due to the pandemic, but were very blessed to spend some of his last weeks and days with him. During the times the family was unable to see Jim in person, the nurses made it possible to visit through Facetime. The day before Jim passed away, God blessed his family with his eyes being open the entire day and even up until some of the next day. In the entire 5 months he was in the hospital he has never been so alert. His family believes this was him saying goodbye. The whole day Jim’s family played him his favorite songs, read scripture, showed him pictures, and facetimed his friends and family so that they could see him. Jim was so hardworking. He never gave up trying to make himself better and trying to beat the odds. Even up until the very end he never gave up trying.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheatre at 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy in Castle Rock, Colorado on July 18, 2020 at 10 AM. A lunch reception will be held afterward at the Mill House right by the amphitheater. This is an outdoor event so please feel free to dress casual or wear your Broncos gear! If you knew Jim and would like to share any memories you had with him or his family, please feel free to write in the memories box below for the family to see!

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Julie Knoll

July 18, 2020

Nadine my condolences to you and your family. I was honored to work with Jim and always admired his never ending quest for recovery

Dan Palermo

July 17, 2020

Nadine and family, we are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family.
Dan and Kathryn Palermo

Sue & Brett Turner

July 17, 2020

Nadine, we are so sorry for your loss and our hearts hurt for you. Jim was such a great guy and we enjoyed talking to him so much during our get-togethers. Please reach out if you need anything!

Bernie & Julie Greenberg

July 17, 2020

Nadine, McKenna and Carly,

We are so sorry for your loss. We are grateful for the few times we spent with Jim and his wonderful contributions to our community. He is irreplaceable.

All of our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bernie & Julie

Diane Baldridge

July 16, 2020

Nadine, McKenna and Carly,
It’s hard to put into words the sadness in my heart that Jim has gone from your family into God’s arms. I remember Jim always with a smile, so easy to talk with. He loved you all so much and was so proud of you girls. When you look to the stars and see that one twinkling, know that he he is sending you love from above. Diane

Kay Moen

July 16, 2020

Hi Nadine, McKenna & Carly;

I was so sad to hear the news of Jim's passing. I will always remember him as a man who loved his 3 girls! At RE/MAX he was always helpful, cheerful and hard working. You two were the dynamic duo of real estate! What a wonderful couple you were, working together and raising a family. I also remember how Jim loved those Christmas parties!
I know you will all miss him deeply. I hope all the wonderful memories of Jim as a husband and father may give you comfort and peace in the days to come. My prayers are with you.

Kay Moen

The Sandon Family

July 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Love to the family. 💙🙏💙

Earl Hammond

July 15, 2020

I loved Jim! He was a wonderful man. As his pastor for a few years, I have great memories of Jim’s sharing his love for God & his family. He loved spending time in the Scriptures and in nature. He was so proud of his girls and desired to see them grow. Jim had a servant’s heart. He would go out of his way to help someone in need. Nadine was the love of his life!

I treasured my time with Jim. I look forward to one day seeing him in heaven where he will have a new body! ❤️

Joan Jeranson

July 14, 2020

I will miss Jim so much! What a guy! I was so grateful to be his care giver for 3 years 2012 to 2014. We talked about so many things and how he cared so much about his family. His likes and dislikes. Most of all the courage and strength he had to be able to walk again. He always wanted to walk a little more on the sidewalks. He was so grateful to go further. Even on hot days. I worried for him but he hardly ever complained. He looked forward to lotion on his arm and hands. We had many laughs and sometimes sad times. He was pictured in the local paper with me walking beside him. He was so gitty that day. He felt like a star! So many memories and I will cherish those forever Jim. You will never be forgotten!

Stacy DAIN

July 14, 2020

I remember Jim as a kind and loving person, I also remember all the smiles we would give and the laughs we would share when we would see each other. He truly loved his family . They were his everything. He was a fighter , and he will be missed . Much love ❤️

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