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J. Kirk Crippin
November 18, 1954 - March 19, 2023
Service Date April 29, 2023
Memorial Contribution in loving memory of Kirk may be made to: Youth With A Mission Colorado, 247 County Road 858, Cimarron, Co 81220. A Celebration of Life for Kirk will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00 am at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel.
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Jeffrey Kirk Crippin
J. Kirk Crippin age 68 of Cimarron, Co passed away Sunday, March 19, 2023. Kirk was born November 18, 1954 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harry Vern and Marion June (Horn) Crippin. Kirk was the 2nd of 3 boys. Kirk spent his childhood, in Jerome, ID, Bisbee, Az, and La Grande, Or. Kirk attended Central Elementary School, La Grande Jr. High, and graduated from La Grande High School in 1973.
After graduation Kirk worked for Boise Cascade as well as the State of Oregon as a park ranger at Wallowa Lake State Park in Oregon. Kirk moved to Montrose, Co in 1988, where he married Alice June (Standish). Kirk and Alice welcomed their son, Jeffrey Alan Crippin on May 14, 1990. Kirk loved his son with all his heart.
While in Montrose, Kirk worked as a Funeral Director, as well as a greens keeper for Cobble Creek Golf Course, and at City Market. Kirk found his dream job with YWAM Colorado in Cimarron, where he served as Maintenance and Grounds Keeper from 2012 until the time of his death.
Kirk had many interests including golfing and fishing, but his greatest passion was the Lord, he was a creation enthusiast, he enjoyed and loved to visit sharing his ministries, volunteering at the Delta Correctional Facility, as well as traveling to Romania to help spread his ministries. He loved Jesus with all his heart and patiently awaited the day he would see his Lord and Savior face to face. He was a faithful member of the Montrose Christian Church. Kirk will be remembered for his smile & sense of humor, and willingness to help others.
Kirks is survived by his beloved son, Jeffrey (Kaitlin) Crippin of Grand Junction, Co; stepson, Tony Bruton also of Grand Junction, Co. his brothers Greg (Julia) Crippin and Kelly (Carla) Crippin of Montrose, his former wife Alice Muhr of Grand Junction, Co.; his beloved and treasured YWAM family, which he adored, many numerous nieces & nephews, and cousins. As well as many friends that he consider to be family.
Memorial Contributions in Loving Memory of Kirk may be made to: Youth With A Mission Colorado, 247 County Road 858, Cimarron, Co 81220. A Celebration of Life for Kirk will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00 am at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel.
Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is handling the arrangements.