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Martin Mortuary

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO

OBITUARY

Clinton "Jimmy" James Kitson

December 16, 1954March 14, 2020

Clinton J. “Jim” Kitson went to his heavenly home on March 14, 2020 at St Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 65 years old. He was the oldest of 3 sons born to Clinton L. and Rosemary Kitson on December 16, 1954 in Grand Junction. Jim was born with spina bifida and endured many health challenges but they never kept him from enjoying life. He spent his childhood in Mesa and Colbran, Colorado prior to the family moving to Fruita. Jim graduated from Fruita Monument High School, attended gunsmithing school in Denver, Colorado, then returned to the western slope where he worked at Surplus City for a short time. He then pursued a career in the oil field after which he retired and helped his parents run the ranch. Jim had a love for animals and enjoyed time spent with family, collecting comic books, going to the movies, raising horses and exotic chickens, his dog Silver and participating in cowboy re-enactments at various locations on the western slope. His action shoot name was “Unaweep Jim”. He was preceded in death by his parents Clint and Rosemary. Survivors include brother Dwayne (Dawn) of Fruita, niece Amber Amsbury of Grand Junction, great nephews Lee and James Amsbury, his brother Roger and numerous relatives and friends who will miss his kind and gentle soul

  • FAMILY

  • Dwayne Kitson, Brother
  • Dawn Kitson, Sister-in-law
  • Amber Amsbury, Niece
  • Lee Amsbury, Great Nephew
  • James Amsbury, Great Nephew
  • Roger Kitson, Brother

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Elda Graham

March 23, 2020

Heartfelt condolences from the Graham family. His happy smile and presence will be greatly missed at all of the local gatherings. Rest and keep firing those guns Jimmy. 🦋🌈🎶

Dwayne Kitson

March 22, 2020

Dwayne Kitson

March 22, 2020

Bonnie Williams

March 22, 2020

Rest in Peace Jimmy. You were an extra special bright spot on Rincon Drive. You were a friendly neighbor and we miss you and your daily dose of cartoons. You were an inspiration how you loved your westerns and your collection of guns and knives and dogs and cats.

Dawn Kitson

March 21, 2020

Dawn Kitson

March 21, 2020

Thank you Jim for always treating me and making me feel like the sister you never had. I know that we touched your life in a way that you touched ours, so happy for the recent conversations you and I had. Rest In Peace, in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Love, Dawn

Dwayne Kitson

March 21, 2020

Youngsters at the ranch visiting gramma Rosie grandad preach

Dwayne Kitson

March 21, 2020

Well uncle J as we all started calling you since amber was born, I’m glad you was my brother even though you picked on me terribly until I out grew you. Then you figured it was better to be buds haha. I’ll miss our phone calls and brotherly banter that we always had. I’m glad even though we had a few tough yrs that we buried the hatchet ( had to talk about your knifes and hatchets somehow hah) and was a family again . You lived how you wanted and did what made you happy the last 21 yrs I’m glad you had that. Say hi to the folks for me and we’ll see you in heaven someday, Love your bro Dwayne

Amber Amsbury

March 21, 2020

Amber Amsbury

March 21, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY