Western Slope Obituaries 5-17-10
James Frederick Litton, II, 62, of Crawford, Colo., passed away April 28, 2010 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colo.
He was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on October 9, 1947 to the late James Frederick and Betty Ruth (McDonald) Litton. He grew up at the Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, then graduated from Enid High School in Enid, Okla.
James married Linda Gail Smith on August 28, 1970 in Enid, Okla. He was an Operations Manager for energy exploration. He also served in the United States Navy from 1965 until 1967.
The Litton’s have been a resident of Crawford, Colo., for 25 years. He was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church in Paonia, Colo., and Odd Fellows Lodge.
James loved reading, yard work, flowers, hunting, fishing and watching and feeding hummingbirds. He enjoyed playing pool with Ron and Doug Smith. Most of all, James loved tickling his grandchildren, whom were the pride of his life, with his whiskers.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda; two daughters: Cassandra Rhea Litton and her children, Triniti Jade and Todd Joseph Hutchison, II of Aurora, Colo.; and Autumn Dawn Freeman and spouse, Brandon J. and children, Skylar Elizabeth and Claire Alyse of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers: Hank Litton and spouse, Diane of Moore, Okla., Jimmy Litton and spouse, Heather of Calif., and Mike Litton; and ten sisters: Freda Smith of Warsaw, Mo., Trudy Freeman and spouse, Ron of Pehil, Ark., Rosemary Larsen and spouse, Kent of South Jordan, Utah, Maxine, Pauline, Wendy, Jean Ann, Penny, Peggy Litton of Aurora, Colo., and Deidra Parish of Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were held May 3, 2010 at North Fork Baptist Church in Paonia, Colo.
Interment was in Enid Cemetery in Enid, Okla.
Memorial contributions may be made in James’s memory to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Tex., 79174-0001
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