James Allen Hutchins Sr.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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James Allen Hutchins, Senior, 82 of Park City went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born on April 3rd, 1938 in Billings, Montana to Tisdale and Hattie Hutchins.  He was raised in the Edgar/Fromberg area. He later went to school in Billings at Senior High. Dad joined the Navy Reserves, in 1955; met and married the love of his life, Irene Feller on June 17th, 1957. He went active duty for the Navy and served overseas. Dad had many great stories from his time in the Navy and was proud to have served his county. Jim and Irene had four children, Cindy, Jim, Valvet, and Michael. He worked various jobs to support his family.  His last vocation was being a lineman. He was a lineman for 40 years. Jim traveled all over Montana putting in electricity. If you traveled with him, he could tell you what lines he helped to install. He worked for Williams Construction and Swain and Morris while living in Butte, Missoula and Park City. Dad made many wonderful friends during his career. In 1965, Dad moved his family to Park City where he resided until his death. He retired from Montana Power in 2001 after 22 ½ years. Dad had many interests; mechanics, horses, hunting, camping, four wheeling with his family, and fishing. He spent many hours following his dream, farming on what is fondly known the “80 acres.” 

 He is survived by his wife, Irene of 63 years; his daughters Cindy (Kelly Caldwell), Valvet Campbell; and daughter-in-law Leslie Hutchins. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Tisdale and Hattie Hutchins; his brother; Newt Hutchins; nephew, Mathew Hutchins; sons, Michael and James A. Hutchins Jr. Dad left behind five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He had many close friends and family members who will miss him dearly. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 11 a.m. at New Life Foursquare church in Laurel Montana. Interment will be at the cemetery in Laurel. Donations can be made to the School of Light at New Life Foursquare Church in his name.

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