James Hults

James J. Hults

1986 - 2018

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Obituary of James Hults

Our beloved James J. Hults, 32, of Lafayette, slipped away from this life at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He came into this world fighting to live at a mere 3.5 lbs on Sunday (Mother’s Day) May 11, 1986, in Los Alamos, NM. He grew up playing YAFL flag footfall, but could never make weight to continue. He played Little League baseball, ran middle school track, played LASO and high school soccer. He attended Barranca Elementary, Los Alamos Middle and graduating Los Alamos High in 2004. He continued his education at UNM, Front Range Community College in Ft Collins, CO, and New Mexico State, always working kitchens to support himself and develop his passion of the culinary arts. He could make the best red chile and none of us could make it as good as he did. James had most recently worked at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community and had previously worked at Balfour Retirement Community.

During his short life James (Jaime to some) enjoyed sports of all kinds and the outdoors. He relished golf and fishing in his spare time. He was an ardent fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies and a low-key supporter of the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners for Sara. James always had a ready hug to calm one down; a loving, generous, kind disposition; an open ear, helping hand, shoulder to lean on, and great advice; and a memorable addition for family game nights.

James is survived by his soulmate and light of his life, Sara, of Lafayette, CO; his parents, Larry and Becky Hults, formerly of Los Alamos, NM, currently in Johnstown, CO; brother Evan (Brandi) Hults of Clovis, NM; sister Tami (Jeff) Fredenburg of Los Alamos, NM; brother Dustin (Regina) Hults of Show Low, AZ; and brother Luke (Alice) Hults of Edgewood, NM; nieces  and nephews Taler and Tristen Hill, Lynn Fredenburg, Nate Thompson, Kaila, Wes, Brenna Hults, Sara, Jessie Chevalier; uncle Ron (Sherrey) Hults; uncle Tom (Heather) Trujillo; aunt Amy Trujillo; aunt Bobbye (Gene) Johnson; aunt Julie (Greg) Stossmeister; aunt Jane (Marlin) Hinsch; cousins Kim Hamilton, Matt Kennedy, Nicole Witowski, Melissa Mohammed, Jenny Mendelson, Valerie Wilson, Michael Bertschinger, Teresa Killcoyne, Matthew Bertschinger, Jonathan Bertschinger, Christina Kast, Brandon Trujillo, Laura Bedard, David Hinsch, Andrew Stossmeister, Becca Stossmeister; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Inez Hults, long time residents of Los Alamos, NM then Rio Rancho, NM; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Mary Ellen Trujillo, formerly of Boulder, CO and Westminster, CO; aunt Nancy Hults Kennedy-Wood; and aunt Beverly Hults Kaya.

There will be a Celebration of Life followed by a barbeque on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 2:00p – 5:00p at Rover Park in White Rock, NM.