Edward James Lincoln

Ed died unexpectedly Jan. 19, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver after battling a long and progressive illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1953, in Portland, Ore. His early years included Hawaii and Massachusetts before coming to Jefferson County, Colo. in 1959.

He graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1972 and became employed in construction briefly, but his early love of skiing influenced most of the rest of his life. In the early 1970s, he participated in international freestyle skiing competitions with considerable success. He was the world’s champion aerialist one year. His successes led to several parts as a stunt skier double in movies. Perhaps the most notable was a long skiing sequence as a double for James Bond in the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

He has been a successful salesman for many years in real estate and in construction-related services. Ed and his family lived in Pagosa Springs for a year starting in the fall of 2000 but returned to the Denver area for family reasons.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and children Travis and Kayley; his brother Bob and his wife, Lorrie, and children of Richmond, Va., and by his sister, Anne Lincoln and her husband Mike Stoll and their children Garrett and Toni of Pagosa Springs, and by his parents, James Rufus Lincoln and Marty Nossaman Lincoln of Pagosa Springs. He was great grandson of Allen J. Nossaman, M.D. and Emma Nossaman, pioneers of Pagosa Springs. Ed, a resident of Lakewood, Colo., will be missed by all of us and a legion of friends.