Jimmy "Hambones" Hammer, family man from Kremmling, dies at age 55
Ryan Summerlin October 24, 2012
Jamal Nasser Hammer 1956 -2012Jimmy “Hambones” Hammer born Dec. 29, 1956, in Denver, to parents Khazal Mohammed Ali Al-Hammer and Dorothy Wood Hammer. Jimmy’s was the fifth child of eight children: Sue-Sue Hoffman, Westminster; Saad Hammer; Laila Urban, Westminster; Najat Wood, Centennial; KC Hammer, Kremmling; Diana Hammer-Javrin; Ali Hammer Leadville. His niece Saadia Hammer and Nephew Dylan Javrin both preceded him in death.He had a special place in his heart for his very large family.Jimmy “Hambones” Hammer, passed away on Oct. 17 in Westminster, the same city where he grew up as a child, attended school and played baseball. Later, part of the family moved to Iraq then to Arvada, and finally ending up in Parshall. There he helped his parents with their business, the Parshall General Store, and settled in Kremmling.Jimmy married and raised three stepchildren as his own: Raquel Thompson, Loveland; Wesley Thompson, Loveland and Brandon Thompson, Kremmling. His step grandchildren surviving him are Aubrey Burr and Travis Thompson, who he so loved and adored. They brightened up his life. Jimmy as a little boy used to talk to the animals. When driving up to the mountains on weekly family summer camping trips, Jimmy would say: “They are my friends.” His family would laugh as he told his stories. I guess this is where his love for the outdoors began. Jimmy was truly an outdoorsman, skilled archer, national winner for bow hunting and quite the fisherman. He was an avid sportsman, even making his own arrows. Jimmy could live off the land for which he had great respect. He was great at story telling especially about his hunting & fishing expeditions.Jimmy began working at the Henderson Mine around 17 years ago in management as a Mill Diagnostic Mechanic. He was very proud of the work he did at the mine and made many close friends. Like family, they are also experiencing his loss.Jimmy was a good, proud, strong, loving, and supportive man. Jimmy Hammer was a man you could be proud to say you knew. We will deeply miss Jimmy “Hambones”. We love you Jimmy may you rest in peace.A private service will be held.Donations may be made in his name to:Colorado Bowhunters Association P.O. Box 1289Conifer, CO 80433www.coloradobowhunting.orgSend a condolence to the family, share a photo or story on Jimmy’s “Book of Memories web page at www.grandcountymortuary.com Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director at Grand County Mortuary is handling arrangements. 970-725-9010.