James Bowie Lindenblatt, Jr. 37, of Frisco, passed away Jan. 13, 2013 in Marble.
James was born Nov. 7, 1975, to James and Carol Lindenblatt in Plano, Texas.
James was a victim of an avalanche while skiing in Marble on Jan. 13. He was a graduate of Plano East Senior High School in 1994. James was active in youth sports in Texas. He attended Collin County Community College before attending the University of Texas In Austin, Texas.
His love for the mountains and the outdoors took him to Frisco in 1998, where he was a ski instructor for the Copper Mountain Ski School, prior to employment with the Summit County government road and bridge department. James was the asset manager responsible for recreational paths, kept track of all the county's physical assets, while working closely with the open space program. He was an experienced topographical map designer where he was employed. He also made maps that have been used for skiing, biking and hiking for many outdoor enthusiast.
James was an avid and experienced backcounty skier and a well known competitor in endurance mountain bike racing. He was well known and had many friends in the Frisco community and throughout the world and was loved by all.
James is survived by his parents; stepmom, Barbara Lindenblatt; sister, Jill (Eric) Lind; nephew, Malcom Lind; nieces Bailey and Belice Lind; grandparents Gerald and Mary Doty; aunts and uncles, Martin and Robbie Lindenblatt, Kenny Doty, Debbie and Allan Gordon; cousins, Pennie and Anthony DeAugustineo, Jennie Lindenblatt, Steve and Tressa Wade, Kathy Wade, Hamilton and Jessica Doty, Roberta and Duane Long, Kay Croft, Tanya and RV Baugus and Elaine Shultz; great aunt and uncles Carrie Marshall, Ben Shemo, and LaVerne Bailey.
Arrangements for a memorial service will be held shortly in the Dallas area, information will be forthcoming.
Family suggests memorial contributions to be sent to Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC); Summit County Rescue Group; Crested Butte Search and Rescue.