James Elston


SYRACUSE — James W. "Jim" Elston, 63, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE — James W. "Jim" Elston, 63, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home in Syracuse.

He was born Oct. 1, 1950, in Syracuse, to James and Naomi Stinchcomb Elston. He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1968.

Mr. Elston joined the family business, Elston Plumbing and Electric, until 1982. He also managed his farm interest in Bent County, Colo.

Survivors include two sisters, Janice Jones of Dodge City, and Debra Elston of Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Courtney Elston and Anna Mae Rhodenbaugh Elston, and George Russell Stinchcomb and Florence Elizabeth Hixson Stinchcomb; his parents; and a sister, Marcella Bellinger.¬ 

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. MST Saturday at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse. Prior to the service, a noon meal will be served at the Hamilton County Fair Building. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Family viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse. Condolences may be made at www.valleymemorialfc.com. Memorials are suggested to the Syracuse Wesleyan Church either directly or in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

Arrangements are being handled by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colo.

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