Jim Decker age 79, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 19, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his parents Blaine and Helen Decker.
Jim proudly served his country in the US Army. He was very athletic, some of the sports he had a passion for were skiing, biking, hiking, was an avid runner, and loved to spend time in the mountains. Jim was co-owner of Tierras de Taos Title Company and worked for some years in our local grocery stores. He was a kind, loving person and will be missed by all whose hearts he touched.
Jim is survived by his wife Dareyl Gonzales Decker; daughters Jill Stutzman (Joe) and Janine Decker; grandchildren Nicholas Decker Stutzman, Sarah Stutzman; his sister Marilyn Lidka; sisters-in-law Rosenda Gonzales Wimmer, Christine Gonzales Abeyta; brothers-in-law John B. Gonzales, Michael J. Gonzales (Carmen); special nieces and nephew Carly Stibbie (Tommy), Cindy Bowden (Mark), and Jeff Fluent, and his cuate Randy Esquibel; along with many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Private services will be held and interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Due to the situation we are currently facing, please keep Jim's entire family in your thoughts and prayers. You may share some memories on his tribute wall for his family to read.
The family of Jim Decker has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com