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Jim Devine

June 2, 1930 — February 13, 2022

James Edward Devine passed away February 13, 2022, at the age of 91 in Lakewood, Colorado.

He was born on June 2, 1930, to, Joseph T. and Elsie E. (Smith) Devine in Seneca, Nebraska.  He grew up in the Sandhills with his three younger siblings.  Jim served honorably in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

When Jim returned from the war, he attended Chadron State College in Nebraska.   After college, Jim taught country school for a few years before moving to Denver, Colorado and starting his career at Martin Marietta.

Uncle Jim was a very generous person and a great role model for many.  In 1972 he raised his hand and volunteered to take care of two young boys Dan (age 10) and Terry (age 12).   Jim and the boys learned countless lessons hunting elk, camping, and fishing in the Rocky Mountains. He enjoyed telling stories about his hunting adventures with many of his relatives and friends.  He loved his Denver Broncos and was always up for a friendly game of cribbage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph T. and Elsie E. (Smith) Devine, one brother Gerald P. Devine, three sisters, Mrs. Laverna L. (Devine) and Cal Leach, Mrs. Shirley Y. (Devine), Paul Rentfro, Norma Jean Devine, and Terry P. Rentfro.

He is survived by two nephews, Gerald P. and Lynn Devine of Arroyo Grande, California, Daniel C. and Linda Rentfro of Mullen, Nebraska. eight nieces, Yvonne M. (Leach) and Don Prall, of Torrington, Wyoming, Barbara J. (Leach) and Art Carbajal, of Fort Laramie, Wyoming, Norma J. (Devine) and Jed Hahn of Valley Springs, California, Donna M. Devine of Lincoln, Nebraska,  Leeann M. (Johnson) and Eddie Fullmer of Lusk, Wyoming, Mary L. Johnson, of Mullen, Nebraska, Misty D. (Devine) and Garrett Schmidt of Omaha, Nebraska , Sheena K. (Devine) and Jared Kolarik of Lincoln, Nebraska, his sister-in-law Connie M. Devine of Mullen, Nebraska, Dean and Becky Prall of Torrington, Wyoming, Carrie (Rentfro) and Tye Haskell of Rapid City, SD, Troy Rentfro of Sidney, NE, and many other special relatives.

Jim will be buried in the Seneca, Nebraska cemetery and there will be celebration of his life this summer. Memorials are suggested to the Seneca Cemetery or Seneca Auditorium.

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