James "Jim" Allen Hutchins Sr.

April 3, 1938 ~ February 19, 2021 (age 82)


James “Jim” Allen Hutchins Senior, 82, of Park City, went to be with his Lord on Friday February 19, 2021 after a brief illness.  He was born on April 3, 1938 to Tisdale and Hattie (Reinhardt) Hutchins in Billings.  He was raised in the Edgar/Fromberg are and later attended school in Billings at Senior High.  He joined the United States Navy Reserves in 1955.   Jim married the love of his Life, Irene Feller, June 17, 1957.  He went on to serve active duty overseas and had many great stories from his time in the Navy.  Jim and Irene together raised 4 children; Cindy, Jim, Valvet, and Michael.    

 He worked for Williams Construction and Swain and Morris while living in Butte and Missoula.

In 1965, Dad moved his family to Park City where he resided until his death. 

Jim  worked as a lineman for 40 years, traveling all over Montana, installing electricity.  If you had traveled with him, he would tell you what lines he helped to install.  He retired from Montana Power in 2001 after 22 ½ years.   

 Dad made many wonderful friends during his career and 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 as the “80 acres”.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Tisdale and Hattie Hutchins, brother Newt Hutchins, nephew Mathew Hutchins, and sons Michael Hutchins and James A. Hutchins Jr.

 Left to cherish Jim’s memory is his wife of 63 years, Irene; daughters Cindy (Kelly) Caldwell and Valvet Campbell; daughter-in-law Leslie Hutchins; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  He had many close friends and extended family members who will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday March 2, 2021 at New Life Foursquare church in Laurel. Interment will be at the cemetery in Laurel. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the School of Light at New Life Foursquare Church.


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