Jim “J.C. Hildenbrandt, 81, 0f Golden, CO passed away June 17, 2019. He was born July 3, 1937 in Milliken, CO to Cullen C. and Onie Mae (Cogburn) Hildenbrandt.
As a small child he lived in Gilcrest, CO until the family moved to Greeley, CO then to Denver, CO and back to Greeley. Jim graduated from Greeley High School in 1955. He attended Colorado A&M (CSU) and Rocky Mountain Technical School. In 1959 he was hired by AT&T and remained with them for 31 years. He worked in outside plant, engineering and other assignments over the years. One of his favorite assignments was to be in charge of supplies for the underground cable that was being laid through Utah, Nevada and California and on to Hawaii and Guam. He had assignments in Lamar, CO, New York City, San Francisco, CA, Denver and other locations. He served in management positions.
Jim retired after 31 years, but found retirement to be lacking in stimulation. He delivered pizzas for 5 years followed by 5 years of association with the Golden Transcript Newspaper. He then found his ideal retirement job, working every other week delivering for Dahlin Dental Lab. He worked for the Lab for 15 years, actually retiring at age 80.
He was married for 61 years to Patricia Lee Hildenbrandt and they had two children, a son, Les (Cyndee) and a daughter, Kathryn (George). There is one grandson, Craig; three granddaughters, Mandee (Jessica), Andrea and Emily. Jim also had two great granddaughters, Annaliese and Addy.
Jim is survived by his wife; son; daughter; grandchildren; great grandchildren; a brother, Douglas Hildenbrandt; two sisters-in-law, Carol Lew and Louise Simms; brother-in-law, Don Simms; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Joan Hildenbrandt; and brother-in-law, Dick Lew.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Green Mountain Methodist Church, 12755 West Cedar Drive, Lakewood, CO. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to “American Cancer Society” or “Telephone Pioneers” in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.AdamsonCares.com.