Jimmie Wayne Standifer

obit-jim-s-cookie-croppedJimmie Wayne Standifer, known to all as “Cookie,” 67 years old, passed away at home in Arboles on Oct. 10.

A Hawaiian-beach-attire themed Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Bear Creek Saloon and Grill, 475 Lewis St., starting at 11 a.m. Bring a covered dish to share.

Cookie was born on Jan. 19, 1949, in Texas, to Lawrence and Mattie Standifer. He grew up in Texas until adulthood and moved to Colorado. His travels and work brought him to Pagosa, where he served Archuleta County and beyond as a locksmith for over 30 years.

Cookie rode motorcycles and enjoyed the culture and friends. His passion and ability in locksmithing led him to a life of service to his community.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Drane, and her sons, Troy, Todd, Trevor, Tater and Caleb; his brother-in-law, Roy Self; nephew David and Anna Self; great-nephew Benjamin; sister Susan Campbell; niece JoAnna and Tommy Thompson; great-niece Elbie Thompson; and many dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Cookie Fund” at Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs.

This story was posted on October 22, 2016.