SUNNYSIDE - James Anton Mussatt passed away Nov. 17, 2008 in the comforts of his home at the age of 95.
He was born April 24, 1913 in Canyon City, Colo.; to Anton and Lucy Lorezzett Mussatt. Married his beloved June Marguerite Frankenbery Dec. 7, 1936 in Edge Water, Colo.; she died July 18, 1986.
Jim was a resident of Sunnyside since 1945, where he was instrumental in starting the Sunnyside Ambulance Service and working as an EMT and fire chief for many years.
He was a dedicated member of the United Mine Workers of America Kaiser Steel Local 9958.
Jim enjoyed the outdoors and, in his earlier years, he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.
During the past years, Mr. Mussatt's home was a gathering place for everyone to enjoy the bighorn sheep that visited the area. His home was open to everyone and he enjoyed reminiscing with those who visited.
He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by two daughters and one son, Ann Olsen, East Carbon; Nancy Binkley, Loveland, Colo.; Tom Mussatt, Modesto, Calif.; loving daughter-in-law, LaRue Mussatt; sister, Lena Davenport, Fruita, Colo.; brother, Tom Boita, Grand Junction, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, James Mussatt; and brother, Lindy.
Graveside service Friday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m., Price City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday from noon to 12:40 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price.