James Worley Newman died at the Vista Grande Inn in Cortez on Thursday, July 9, 2009. He was 77.
Known as "Jimmy," he was born to Bertrand and Mary Lee Newman in Center on Dec. 31, 1931.
He lived in Durango most of his life. Mr. Newman drove a taxi in the
1950s and later worked as a janitor at Mercy Medical Center.
Mr. Newman had previously been a resident at Golden Years Retirement Home in Dolores.
He enjoyed going to the Ute Mountain Casino.
Mr. Newman is survived by three children.
Cremation has occurred. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Greenmount Cemetery.