James Edwin "JW" Waggoner
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James Edwin Waggoner "JW" passed away January 29th, 2021. JW and his twin brother were born February 19th,1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Monro Val and Harumi "Dusty" Waggoner. JW's twin brother is Christopher Val, an older sister named Rae Yoshie, and a younger brother named William Kim. JW graduated from Durango High in 1975. JW was an EMT and fire fighter with Hermosa Cliff's Fire Dept. They enjoyed skiing and was a survivalist who loved the outdoors. JW was an avid reader, phenomenal chess player, poet, artist, wood worker, chef and collector of all things. JW had an entire family and community and we were all blessed to have known them. I want to remain as respectful as possible to all that knew JW. I hope that peace was found. Sheila Jolene. Tiffany Kealoha and Lanakila Yumi love you.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Feb. 8, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
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February 14, 2021
I'll miss you and rest in peace my condolences to the family ,God Bless you

Marcella Payne
Friend
February 11, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Shannon Jones
Family
February 11, 2021
Whenever he came to my work he always had us laughing, with a cute or even corny joke. Never did I have a conversation with him that when it was over, I was left smiling. Thanks for your kindness and smiles Jim. Some people have pain and suffering and yet when you are around them... you'd never know. Glad I knew you. My condolences to the family and may he find peace and be pain free.
Deanna Nelson
Friend
February 10, 2021
Very hard to beat in a game of chess!
Kena Ailene Jensen
Friend
February 10, 2021
I hope you're at peace Dad. Thank you for everything you taught me. We'll celebrate your life in the spring and take you to a mountain. Love you.
Tiffany Corlew
Daughter
February 9, 2021
We loved both sides of you Brother and will miss you very much. Your awesome smile, pretty pout, and adventurous ways, will live on in our memories. I hope you shine in heaven.
Jeannie and William Haddix
Family
February 9, 2021
He was an awesome man he was very loved by alit of homeless people and he helped who ever he came across we loved him dearly he had a heart of gold
Patricia Noble
Friend
February 8, 2021
J.W. was definately one of a kind. We send our love and condolences to his family. We love you, J.W........til we meet again❤
Nora Scott
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