James Leroy Wilbur

James Leroy Wilbur – 1933-2024 – resident of Longmont, CO, passed away on June 26, as the result of complications from a fall. At the age of 90, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma Jeanne Wilbur and their combined 6 children: Linda Rae, Kerry Boyle, Lori Wilbur-Martin, Greg Wilbur, Randy Cannedy, Cindy Cannedy, 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Louis Roy Wilbur and Virginia Irene Prater and grand-daughter Erin Aquitania, and great-grandson Dustin Gilbrecht.

James was a U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran and successful businessman. As a busy commercial contractor, he still found time to help and mentor many people over his career and beyond. He loved helping others and gave his opinions and expertise freely to everyone.

He loved life and was never content to stand still for long, always looking for his next project or travel adventure. He left a long legacy of creativity, friendship and inspiration, touching too many lives to list here. Loved by all, he will be deeply missed.

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  1. Jim, Thank you for all the memories. You were always the go to friend for help and questions. There was nothing you couldn’t build or fix. Dave and I were so bummed when you got board of your house next to us, and to start a new home project in town. We were so sad when you and Norma moved away from us. You both were a breath of fresh air. You were truly an amazing man. I’m sure Jesus and his father greated you with open arms, along with praising you for doing such a good job on this earth. Someday me along with all your loved ones will find you on the other side of the Vail. It will be a great reunion. We love Jim!❤️

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