Former Kremmling bail bondsman Jim Bob Withrow dies
James “Jim Bob” Allen Withrow, 61, passed away at home in DeBeque, Colo., on Feb. 7, 2011, after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on April 18, 1949, to Jim and Dorothy Mae (Greer) Withrow. He attended Fruita schools through the 7th grade. Jim and Dorothy Mae purchased the Rio Blanco Store between Rifle and Meeker in 1962, and the family moved to the one-family town of Rio Blanco. Jim finished his schooling in Meeker graduating from Meeker High School in Meeker in 1967.
After graduation, Jim attended Mesa College for a year before being drafted into the Army. He spent two years in Vietnam before returning to civilian life.
Jim worked on ranches, owned a leather and saddlemaking, business and was a bail bondsman in Kremmling. He loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting and camping. The last six years he has been helping his brother, Jason, on a ranch at DeBeque. He said that he was the happiest working on a ranch.
Jim is survived by his two children, Corey and Corina, of Kremmling; four grandchildren, Wesley, Michael, Tristan and Kayley; sister Stephanie Oldland and family; and brother, Jason Lynch and family. He was proceeded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank Caroline Robinson and Hospice for the loving care they gave to Jim Bob.
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