James "Jim" Drew died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home in Paonia. He was 80.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Drew was born in England May 12, 1936. He moved to the United States with his wife and four children in 1975.
He was a coal miner most of his life. In his later years he worked at both the Delta and Cedaredge golf courses.
He enjoyed golfing, gardening and birdwatching.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cherry; four children, Michelle Westin, Trezjna (Slide) Pearce, Jane Kuta and Spencer Drew; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marian of England and Sue of Australia; and extended family.
Taylor Funeral Service handled the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.