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Mass of Christian Burial for James Brady will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 27, 2023 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father Bryce Lungren officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Rosary following at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church to begin at 7:00 p.m.
James Charles Brady (DJ), 86 of Gillette, WY passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 in his home surrounded by family. Jim was born May 3, 1936 in Highmore, SD to Frank and Delores Brady. He grew up with his four siblings in Hyde County and joined the Marines in 1956. Upton returning from the service, he farmed with his father for several years. He married the love of his life Carol Ann Stransky on June 23, 1958. Jim and Carol lived on the Frank Brady Farm in Holabird where they raised their four children: Mark, Scott, Anne & Mary.
Jim became interested in the mobile home business and in 1982 they moved their mobile home business to Gillette, WY. Over the years, he added several different businesses including a beauty boutique, a fire works stand, second hand store, a mobile home rental business and a car/heavy equipment sales lot. Diamond Jim “DJ” was known for his extraordinary wheelin’ and dealin’ skills across the region. He was the type of person that if you met him once you would know him forever. Jim always willing to lend his money, possessions, and services to anyone in need. He enjoyed a good “BS” session, a thick-cut prime rib and buying and selling anything. Jim and Carol would have been married for 65 years in June. They lived a long, happy life together raising their children and grandchildren as well as running their several businesses. DJ will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann; his siblings, Sharon Baloun and Mike Brady; his children, Mark Brady (Bonnie); Scott Brady; Anne Lien (Terrance); and Mary Chandler (Jimmy); eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and Nona Bau his caretaker. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Delores Brady; his brother, Pat; his sister, Rosemary; daughter-in-law, Julie Brady; and grandchildren, Lance and Brett Brady. James always wanted to encourage grandkids and others to learn Spanish. Memorials may be sent in the form of donations to Stocktrail Elementary Dual Language program in Remembrance of James Brady, 800 Stocktrail Ave, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com
Sunday, February 26, 2023
3:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)
Gillette Memorial Chapel
Sunday, February 26, 2023
7:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Monday, February 27, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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