James R. Abeyta

Apr 24, 2013 Staff

James R. Abeyta, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was 67 years old.

A viewing will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Davis Funeral Home followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Davis Funeral Home, with Doug Smith officiating. Interment will be follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

James Ray Abeyta was born July 14, 1945, at the Dawson Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, the son of George and Delores (Sanchez) Abeyta. At an early age he moved to Riverton where he lived for more than 60 years.

He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his daughters, Pat Smith and her husband Doug, Paula Abeyta and Hope Abeyta; brothers Corn Abeyta and his wife Marilyn and Dan Abeyta and his wife Josie; sister Liz Mace and her husband Boyd; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Hugo Abeyta; sister Georgia Hernandez; brother Edward Abeyta; and companion Calleen Standridge.

Memorials may be made to the Abeyta family in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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