Allnutt Funeral Service – Hunter Chapel

2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO


James Patten Hammond

August 21, 1952May 9, 2020

James Patten Hammond, 67, of Loveland, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, May 9, 2020 after battling cancer. Born in San Marino, he was a son of Charles W. and Patricia Patten Hammond. A graduate of San Marino High School in 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology from University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In 1980, Jim began Hazel Dell Mushrooms in a garage in Corralitos, CA, growing oyster and shiitake mushrooms. He started three different locations near Watsonville, CA. Jim, his wife Antonia, and their three sons James, Andrew, and Ryan moved to Colorado in 1993. In 1997, they opened Hazel Dell mushrooms Fort Collins which has served local farmers markets, restaurants, and wholesalers throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

As an Eagle Scout himself, he shared his love for scouting and the outdoors with his sons as a scout master. He lived an active lifestyle, enjoying scuba diving, water skiing, camping, and extensive worldwide travel.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Antonia, and his sons, James and his wife Shawla Hammond of Oceanside, CA, Andrew and his wife Lauren Hammond of Fort Worth, TX, and Ryan Hammond and his partner Jaclyn Vazquez of Oakland, CA, as well as three grandchildren, sister, Emily Hammond of Fort Collins, and brother, Joseph Hammond of Tacoma, WA. A private memorial service will be held at a future date.

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Mary Hankey

May 15, 2020

What a wonderful, funny, warm and friendly guy. I loved him very much. He was great fun to be around!
Love to his family. I hope I get to meet you all someday.
Mary Neville Hankey

Kim Patten

May 15, 2020

As cousins Jim and I never spent too much time together, so my memories are few. I best remember cousin Jim from when we were both going to UC Berkeley. We both had the same plant pathology class. I recall his enthusiasm and zest for plant pathogens (maybe that is where his love for fungus started). He came over for dinner one evening and spend the whole time collecting plant pathogens from our farm. I also recall my last phone call to Jim several months ago. He was amazing gracious and grateful. Jim loved life, his family, and was kind, passionate and a good soul. We will miss you Jim

Lynn Keber

May 13, 2020

One of my favorite memories with most of you was our trip to Orlando together. Bill and Jim laughing and shopping together while Bill
carried his “purse.” Christmas dinner was amazing! And Jim telling me that he had no confidence in the beginning of my Christmas tradition of opening one gift at a time. By the end he said it was a wonderful way to make Christmas more meaningful and it made it last longer. Sending my love, hugs and prayers your way! I’m sure Bill and Jim are sharing some laughter and a beer in Heaven right now! Lynn

Sergio Garcia

May 13, 2020

You will be missed, James.


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