Jim Struck passed away in his sleep at home on July 27 after a long illness. Jim was born in Madison, Wis., in 1958. and later moved to the Scottsdale, Ariz., area where he attended high school.
After working with insurance firms in London and Texas, Jim changed his career direction to fine arts. For more than a decade, he owned and operated the Eagle Art Gallery in Palm Desert, Calif., specializing in fine aviation art. While in Palm Desert, he met and married his wife, Robin. Among his many civic affiliations, he was a member of the Palm Desert Rotary Club and the Desert Storm Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation. He was honored as Rotarian of the Year and as a leader of the El Paseo Art Walk.
During the late 1990s, he changed careers again and became an information systems professional and joined Performance Associates.
Jim moved to Pagosa Springs in 1999. As a published and award-winning photographer, he served as president for several years of the local camera club. He was also active in a wide variety of civic organizations and associations. Jim loved the outdoors and spent countless hours hiking, snowshoeing, and photographing landscapes and wildlife in the southwest.
His wife Robin, his sisters Sarah and Nancy, his brother Pete and a loving family of nephews and nieces survive Jim. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Pagosa Bible Church. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to the Pagosa Springs Boy Scout Troop 807, P.O. Box 300, Pagosa Springs CO 81147.