James (Jim) Parmeter of Castle Rock, Colorado (formerly Albuquerque, NM) passed away on the morning of Friday, December 9, 2022 in his sleep. Jim was an amazingly generous person and humanitarian. Jim never hesitated to help someone in need, especially family and always put them first. Jim's kindness and generosity extended from helping family and friends in any way he could, to looking for people who may be stuck in snow or rain to tow out, stopping to help people broken down, holiday donations, buying homeless people meals and he never said no to a child who was raising money. Jim had a unique and fun sense of humor and just loved seeing those he cared about happy. He had his own unique way of conversing that was lovable and known to those who knew him best. Jim could always put a smile on your face and would give you the coat off his back (sometimes literally) to help you.
Jim graduated from Sandia High School, where he was on the wrestling team and later served honorably in the United States Army and received three medals for his service. Jim's work ethic was also at his core and he began working at UPS in 1975 and stayed there for 18 years, where he met his lifelong love, Denise, in 1977, until he retired from there in 1993. He then moved on to driving a freight truck until he retired from working entirely in 2009. No matter how much he worked, Jim was always present and a devoted husband and father, from going to the state fair in a suit, helping his daughter with school projects, and so much more. Jim and Denise finally both retired to Castle Rock, CO where Jim could regularly take his drives that he loved and see all the wildlife from buffalo, elk, deer, ducks, bears and more and enjoy regular coffee outings with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law. Jim was always looking for the newest tech toys to share with his daughter, go on random adventures and escape for Mango Smoothie time. Denise and Jim were rarely apart, especially once they were both retired and moved to Colorado and loved their time together in Colorado, where Jim made sure to have his ducks in a row.
Jim is lovingly remembered and survived by his loving wife (and caretaker in his last few years); Denise Parmeter and his devoted daughter Dena Gunn and her husband, Jonathan, his brother David Parmeter and wife Linda, and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Anne Parmeter and his brothers, John Earl (his twin), Dean Johnson, and Guy Timothy Parmeter. Jim was a one of a kind spouse, father, brother, and more that will be missed immensely every day.
There will be a committal of James' cremated remains at 1:30 PM on January 20, 2023 at Santa Fe National Cemetery 501 N Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501. Please arrive at 1:15 and meet at Lane 2.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to USO at https://www.uso.org/donate/donate-in-honor/
in James E. Parmeter
's name to continue helping Veterans, like himself, just as he did.