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Arthur Lee McIntire

February 25, 1959 — January 3, 2024

Arthur Lee McIntire (Art), age 64 passed away 03 January 2024, following a long journey with illness.

Art was born February 25, 1959, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the first of 4 and the only boy born to Dean Perry McIntire of Livermore CO and Laura Lee McIntire who proceeded him in death.

After leaving Salt Lake City at a young age his parents moved him to Gunnison CO for a brief stint and then to Haden CO where his favorite sister and new built in best friend was born Laurie. Not long after Laurie was born Arts parents moved them to Larmie WY for a brief stint and then to Colorado Springs where he welcomed his two younger sisters Joddie and Kristi. Arts parents then moved the family to Ugene OR for 9 years and then to Bend OR for 5. In the 5 years that Art was in Bend he graduated from high school and met the love of his life and soulmate Tami Wormington. After marrying Tami on January 19, 1980, they moved back to Gunnison CO in 1981, to be closer to Art’s family. On April 10,1986, Art and Tami welcomed their only child Jay Jasper Perry McIntire into the world. For several years Art was a housekeeper at the Gunnison hospital and did other janitorial jobs around the Gunnison area. He then became too ill to work and went on disability. After that Art enjoyed watching Nascar races, college and NFL football games and spending time with his family. In 2014 Art and Tami relocated to Grand Junction CO, where he spent the last years of his life. In his time in Grand Junction Art welcomed his Grandson Jaxson in 2014 and his Granddaughter Alannah (Lala) in 2017. In those final years of his life, he was a devoted Papa to his grandchildren who could do no wrong in his eyes and he would move the world for if he could. In his final days he was given amazing care by the Hopewest Hospice team.

Art was a devoted and very caring brother to his 3 sisters who he loved even when the annoyed the piss out of him. Art was an amazing and wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, papa, brother and son.

Art is proceeded in death by his mother Laura Lee McIntire, his grandparents and several aunts', uncles and cousins.

Art is survived by his loving and devoted wife Tami McIntire, Grand Junction CO, son Jay (Avery, Jaxson and Alannah) McIntire, Grand Junction CO, father Dean (Argelis) McIntire, Livermore CO, sisters Laurie Kitsmiller, Buckeye AZ, Joddie (Les) Partch, Mesa AZ, Kristi (Kelly) Medina, Gunnison CO, Aunt Connie and Cousin Tara and several nephews and nieces.

No services will be held at this time.

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