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James William Gavin

June 17, 1947 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 73)


James William Gavin, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Saint Paul, MN on June 17, 1947 to Marjorie (Bolier) and William Gavin. Jim grew up in Wisconsin, and later resided in both Arizona, and New Mexico. Jim served proudly as a Sergeant in the Air Force during The Vietnam War. Jim was a friendly, energetic, and optimistic person who loved his family and friends deeply, and who enjoyed laughing with anyone who crossed his path. He was a lover of skiing, “short cuts,” and steak. In recent years, he got to travel the world with his partner, Betsy. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Winter; and is survived by his partner, Betsy Cairns; his brother, John Gavin; his three children; Jaime Jeffries, Joshua Gavin, and Karen Anderson, and their partners; as well as his granddaughter, Zoe, whom he adored.

Due to current restrictions, a Celebration of Jim’s Life will be planned for a later date. 



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