Axtell, James "Jim" E.

November 1, 1943 - February 5, 2014

James Edwin Axtell 


“Poppa” Jim was a kind loving person who gave everything to everyone and was always there when you asked for help. He was a US Navy vet who served during the Vietnam War. After his Honorable Discharge, he went to trade school where he became a draftsman and also met his wife of 38 years, Vicki, who he dearly loved. After school and their marriage, he worked in Denver including with the United States Geographical Survey.

Jim loved being outdoors with Vicki. He loved camping, fishing and traveling throughout the Rockies. He also loved his Christian faith, cards, country music, Zane Gray western novels and especially puzzles. He was kind and had an infectious laugh!

He is survived by his daughter, sons, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great grandchildren, in-laws, “out-laws” and dear friends. We love you Poppa and you will be missed!

Thanks to everyone, friends, family and members of the Prairie Creek Baptist Church, for your kindness and prayers.

A memorial will be held for Jim this summer 2014 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, where he will be interned as will his sweet wife Vicki, who will rest alongside him.


Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd Denver, CO 80235
Please contact Alan Stone for details- 412-596-0213 [email protected]create new email.


Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700


James E. Axtell’s wife, Vickie Axtell, passed away January 7th 2014. Her obituary can be viewed here:

9 replies on “Axtell, James "Jim" E.”

stephen kilian says:

jim I thank every day I had with you not one moment will go by where I will not forget what you should me love kindness understand you are and always be my hero
I think about all the fun we had and of the dad and mom I had I will miss you tell we meat again it just was not long enough any day with out you is going to be lonely love you both always did always will you got me sober thanks for that I always will remember our walks talks and the man that should me I was worth it love you dad.marie is going to be lost with out you dad love always steve marie

Barb Conklin says:

Sorry for your loss of Jim and Vicki Axtell,they both will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to know them both for the many years that I did. They both were always encouraging to me and my family. May God get all of their family through this time of mourning.

Vickie Bird says:

Oh Jim You Gave It All Buddy ! You Were Always There To Help No Matter What! You Were The True Meaning Of Love In Every Way! This World Was A Better Place Because Of You ! I Will Never Forget You ! And I Thank God I Got To Know You! May You Rest In Peace ! Love You & Will Miss You

Becky Axtell Dunkin says:

My Uncle Jim: always young at heart and love to laugh. Enjoyed playing out doors game with us kids. playing softball with his poor legs and feet. I remember the many hours I spent talking to him while he recovered from his fall. I enjoyed caring for his horse Zee Diane my first true love. I loved his wife and her children which became his kids and our cousins. It was his greatest treasure on this earth. My heart will remember all the love you gave. I trust that he knew God personally and accepted the Gift of Salvation through the blood of Christ Jesus. He would want that for everyone. XXXXXXX

Bonnie Bartosh says:

PraiseGod for you’r and Vickie’s Heavenly Home, I am confifedent you are there!

Michael LaBella says:

Rest in peace Jim, and I pray all of the family finds peace in the knowledge that he is with the lord Jesus Christ and the Father, I Mostly hope my Friend and Soul Brother is ok, Bobby, my prayers are to you my friend, I know how it is Losing my big brother. bless you and all your Loved ones.

Deena Larsen says:

Jim always had a smile for everyone. He will be sorely missed.

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Lucille Roberson says:

My heart is heavy with the loss of my dearest brother Jim. His angelic presence here on Earth was felt by everyone who knew Him. As the Angels rejoice with his arrival in Heaven, may we reflect on what he brought to each of our lives and the love he made us feel. Our lives will never be the same without him, but they will definitely be better because of him and the time we had to share with him. You had many accomplishments in life. Our togetherness will never fade, as our memories take on a new dimension. Good bye for now, until we meet again sweet brother!!

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