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Jimmy Billys

February 23, 1928 – June 17, 2017

Marking the end of a special era in Steamboat Springs, Jimmy Billys, AKA, Gaffer, 89, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, following a brief illness.

Jimmy became a local legend helping many young people find work, lodging, hot meals and even small loans. Jimmy’s generous deeds, kind words, friendly smile and contagious chuckle endeared many friends and relatives, and instilled a sense of community in his staff at the Cantina Restaurant for decades.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in the Steamboat Grand Hotel Ballroom.