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John Henry James

July 21, 1947 — December 5, 2020

Memorial services for John James will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ed Sisti officiating; military honors will be provided by American Legion Post # 42 Drill Team. John James age 73 of Gillette, WY passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Campbell County Health due to complications with COVID. John Henry James was born on July 21, 1947 in Rolette County Township, ND to Vera (Garrison) and Alex James. He grew up in St. John, ND and his family even lived in the historic Coghlan Castle for six years. He graduated from St. John High School in 1967; going on to attend a nine-week trade school in Bottineau, ND. John was drafted into the US Army in May of 1969 and served until January 1972. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. John is survived by his wife, Brenda James; son, John Alex James; stepdaughter, Wendy Lynn Good; and sisters, Joy Marie Berginski and Jill Sue Parisien. He is preceded in death by infant son, Joseph Lee James; his parents, and siblings, Betty Gustufson, Jean Vandal; Fay Indvik, Roy James and Patrick James. Memorials may be made to benefit Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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