Charles James (Jim) DeLancey 1961-2012


Charles James (Jim) DeLancey, 50, of Denver, Colorado. died Friday, April 6, 2012, from lung and liver cancer. Jim was born May 21, 1961, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Bernard DeLancey and Dolores (MacDonald) DeLancey. Jim attended school in Hulett, Wyoming, graduating in 1979.

Jim worked at Black Butte Coal Mine and as a disc jockey in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Jim will be best remembered as the proprietor of the Rodeo Bar and for facilitating the creation of the now famous “HAM N JAM” in Hulett. Jimmy loved the arts, music, and theatre and was always the entertainer. He enjoyed his years working at the KOA with Ellen Driskill. One of his favorite activities was “Clause for Cause” every Christmas season when he lived in Hulett. He spent the last years of his life in Denver, tending to his garden and enjoying life with his constant companion, his dog “Squeak” and friend, Travis Taylor.

Jim is survived by two brothers, Michael DeLancey of Gillette, Wyoming, and Frank Conroy of Gillette; four sisters, Maureen Baumgartner of Torrington, Wyoming, Terri Johnson of Hulett, Patricia Sherrard of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Veronica Taylor of Gillette; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Dolores and his brother Bernie Lee DeLancey.

Per Jim’s request no services will be held, however, there will be a memorial to celebrate his life at the Rodeo Bar in Hulett, the afternoon of Sunday May 20, 2012, to toast “Jimmy” a good friend who will be missed.

Donations may be made to Hospice Denver Center, 8299 East Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.