James Ray Sanders

July 10, 1950 - January 12, 2018

Service Date: January 23, 2018

A Viewing will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, CO. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray, CO.

James “Jim” Ray Sanders
July 10, 1950 ~ January 12, 2018

James Ray Sanders, age 67, passed away on January 12, 2018, in his home in Ouray, Colorado.
Jim was born July 10, 1950 to Judge and Billie “Jean” (Sheldon) Sanders in Vinita, OK. Jim spent his childhood in Grove, OK and graduated from Dewey High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Jim also lived in Eureka Springs, AZ; Branson, MO; and Eufala, OK, where his late wife Betty Sanders was laid to rest. Jim finally settled down in Ouray, Colorado where he opened the Gumption Junction on Main Street. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grove, OK. He enjoyed hunting, sports, poetry, history, literature, art, fishing, and the people he met.
Jim is survived by his two sons, Jesse Sanders and family of Kansas; Jason Sanders and family of Hawaii; his sister Judy (Gregory) Fox of Oklahoma; and a nephew Tim Fox of Oklahoma. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Judge and Jean Sanders, and his wife Betty Sanders.
A Viewing will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, CO. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray, CO. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory.