His Life


James King Aurness was a world class surfer, sailor, skier, friend, husband, dad and grandpa. He was also a hero.

As US Marshal Matt Dillon, he was modestly courageous, heroic but human, a role model that has lasted for over 56 years.

Jim was always so kind to his fans and especially beloved by his GSO Gunsmoke Gals. With her generous heart, Janet has been so kind in sharing her big guy.

I know Matt is in the Long Branch with Kitty, Doc, Sam, Louie, Chester, and Festus, waiting for us to join them for a cold one.

with thanks and love, gwenyth