James Steven “Jim” McCloskey

Longtime Mosca resident James Steven “Jim” McCloskey, 67, died August 30, 2023 at the Pikes Peak

Hospice at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.


Jim was born in Alamosa, Colorado on June 1, 1956 to John Kenneth McCloskey and Elva Elaine (Wolf)

McCloskey. He married the love of his life, Loretta Jean Loman on march 29, 1975 in Center, Colorado.


Jim worked for many years in law enforcement for the Alamosa Sheriff’s Office and most recently for the

Saguache Sheriff’s Office where he served as Undersheriff until his retirement in November of 2022.


He loved spending time in the mountains four-wheeling, fishing, and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed

exploring old mines and relics. Jim served as the President of the Amateur Radio Club SARA. He was a

true patriot that loved his country, his God, and his faith.


Jim is survived by his wife Loretta McCloskey of the family home; his nieces and nephews: Joetta (Clint)

Kerrick of Mosca, CO, Clayton (Kathy) Loman of Del Norte, CO, Michael (Leah) Loman of Alamosa, CO,

Debbie (Mike) Menicucci of Corrales, N.M., Kerry (Daronda) Garrett of Williamsburg, N.M., Jack

(Debbie) Garrett of Lancaster, California, Chris (Amber) Crown of Center, CO, Jr. (Kenna) Jordan of Las Vegas, NV; his sister Darlene (Danny) Garrett of Elephant Butte, N.M., and his sister-in-law Arlene Loman of Monte Vista, CO; as well as numerous friends.