Thursday, March 14, 2013
James Roger “Jim” Duffy of Eureka Springs passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the March 5, 2013, after a six month battle with cancer.
He was born October 7, 1948, in Gregory, South Dakota to Dan and Mildred Duffy.
In 1970, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mankato State University in Minnesota.
Jim moved to Eureka Springs via Key West in 1975. He married Patricia Brown in September of 1975, and they had three children together, Laura, Crystanna, and Graham. Jim spent the next 35 years working as a general contractor building mostly custom homes in and around Eureka Springs.
He was an avid gardener, amateur ornithologist and all around lover of nature. He also had a passion for Japanese maples, bonsai, traveling the world, art, design and opening a nice bottle of wine. He was also a devoted sports fan, including a lifelong fan of the Yankees.
Jim was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Patty; daughter, Laura, and her husband, Tony Collins; daughter, Crystanna, and her husband, Ben Cox; son Graham, and his fiancée, Caroline LaRosa.
Jim was “Happy Papa” to grandchildren Addison, Brayden and Choyce. He is survived by his father, Dan Duffy, and siblings, Dan Duffy, Greg Duffy and Charlene Hartwell.
A family memorial was held March 10, and a Celebration of Life will be held later this spring. In lieu of flowers please send donations to pancan.org or audubon.org.
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