Rev. James C. Keesey — May 10, 1928 – August 4, 2013

Rev. James C. Keesey

May 10, 1928 – August 4, 2013

Rev. James C. Keesey, 85, a retired United Methodist Minister of Aurora, Colo., passed away Aug. 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife Helen and children. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church 4905 E Yale Ave Denver, CO on Friday Aug. 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. James was active with the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies; the family would appreciate gifts in lieu of flowers to them at 1325 So. Colorado Blvd Ste 204B Denver, CO 80222.

Jim’s father bought a Grand County property in the late 1950s. The property was a weekend getaway and vacation location until retirement. Upon retirement he moved to Grand County so he could pursue his lifelong love of the outdoors with a sled dog team. For 19 years his favorite trails were within the Fraser Experimental Forest. Jim loved Grand County and he always considered it home. Jim and his wife moved to Aurora due to health issues two years ago.

James’ life was one of Stewardship which revolved around three areas. His love for his family was a priority. He served The Rocky Mountain Conference in several churches for 38 years and as a District Superintendent for six years. He expressed his concern for oppressed peoples throughout his ministry and retirement, working tirelessly mostly with individuals, to mitigate and correct injustice. Most of his efforts were anonymous and behind the scenes, however there were instances where the activities generated significant public interest.

William (Bill) Iucho Tucker, Jr., 80, survived by his wife, Diane (Koegler) Fisher. Five children: William I Tucker III (Lynn) of Williamston, Michigan, Linda Eschbach (John) and Nancy Tucker (Tish Heath) of Lansing, Michigan, Robert Tucker (Kathy) of Canandaigua, New York, and Kathleen Turnbough (Lonnie) of Frisco, Texas, his sister, Anne Jensen, of Brattleboro, Vermont, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. Details for donations and remembrances can be found on Bills web page at

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