James Triplett, age 66, passed away on January 28,2022. James was born on May 13, 1955, to Mary and Merle Triplett. On August 16, 1975, he married Lori Pauley in Breckenridge, Colorado. They were married 46 years.
James was a master plumber and owned his own business. He learned the plumbing trade from his stepdad, Tony Gunn and his oldest brother, Will Triplett. He passed his knowledge on to his many employees and family members.
Through the years, James loved playing golf, competitive trap shooting, classic cars, and motorcycles. He made many lifelong friends along the way. Recently, James was a full-time traveler with Lori in their spacious fifth-wheel trailer visiting Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas. They had many adventures together and enjoyed the retired life to the fullest.
James is survived by his loving wife, Lori Triplett; his children: Nicole Blanc and Michael Triplett; his siblings: Will Triplett, Clyde Triplett, Alex Triplett, Zilda Ketchum, Ronald Gunn, and Canon Gunn; his grandchildren: Aden, Avery, Junalee, and Ainsley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Gunn and Merle “Trip” Triplett and his stepfather, Tony Gunn.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 28, 2022 at 1:00 at the Downtown Vineyard Church, 402 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.