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James Dieterich

May 10, 1948 — January 11, 2023

Denver

Jim Dieterich, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on January 11, 2023.

Jim was born in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Virgil and Freda Dieterich.  Virgil was an Air Force officer, and as a military dependent, Jim spent his childhood traveling with his family to points around the world, including England, Germany, France, North Carolina, Alabama and finally San Antonio, Texas, where his father retired in 1965.  Jim attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1970 with a degree in aerospace engineering.

After graduating from college, Jim served in the US Air Force, stationed in Great Falls, Montana, where he learned to love the Rocky Mountain West.  Jim was honorably discharged from the Air Force in August, 1972, and moved to Denver, where he went to work for Samsonite Corporation and started law school.  In 1976, Jim obtained his law degree from the University of Denver and began practicing law at White & Steele, PC, where he worked for 42 years, including 10 years as president of the firm.  Jim retired from the practice of law in 2018.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carole, who lives in Denver, his sons, Todd (Amy) and Tyler (Erica), and three grandchildren, John, William and Francesca, and his sister Nancy Moseley (Ford) of Williamsburg, Virginia.

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