James "Jim" Crumb was the third child born to William A. Crumb and Alberta Moment Crumb on 7/20/1925 in Colorado Springs, CO.
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He was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a Gunners Mate. After the war he returned to Colorado Springs and worked with his parents at the Nob Hill Sales Company. He later partnered with his father in founding the Nob Hill Feed Store.
He married Therese DeMasters in 1947 and they had three children: Sharon (Don) of Montana, Larry (Phyl) of Georgia and Kenney (Cindy) of Manitou Springs. He and "Terry" were owners of the Feed Store and later, the Star Motel in Colorado Springs.
He later married Nancy Miller and he became father to her two daughters, Pam of Colorado and Geri (John) of Colorado Springs. A son, Bill (Teresa) of Colorado Springs, was born to that union. Jim and Nancy owned and operated the Krazy Kat Night Club and ASG Auto Electric.
After retiring, they liked to go fishing & camping and enjoyed going to Cripple Creek.
He is predeceased by his parents, brother, Albert Crumb, sister, Mildred Pfalmer and both wives.
Jim is survived by his children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, sister-in-law, Jerry Crumb.
He will be missed for his great sense of humor and his willing and giving friendships.
Visitation will take place at noon on Friday, Sept 20th at Memorial Gardens (3825 Airport Road) with services and internment to follow at 1:00 pm.
Published in The Gazette from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013