• Date Of Birth: August 12, 1944
  • Date Of Death: February 22, 2018
  • State: Montana

James “Jim” Earl Stanard, of Kalispell, Montana, passed away in his home on February 22, 2018. He was born on August 12, 1944 in Great Falls, Montana to Earl Watt Stanard and Cora Retta Klingler. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jeana Dee (Stowell) Stanard, their children:  Sherrilyn Jean (Stanard) McDonald, Christina Ann (Stanard) Souza and Jonathon Earl Stanard, along with their spouses, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and dear sister, Carol (Stanard) Abercrombie. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Lynn (Stanard) Lund and great-grandchild Devont McDonald Beckstrand.  

Jim had a great love of nature and animals that he enjoyed sharing with others. He especially appreciated having time with his family camping, fly fishing, golfing, having picnics and exploring the beautiful natural scenery of North Western United States, Canada and Alaska.

Family was central to Jim’s life. He helped create meaningful family memories due to his priority for maintaining traditions and creating special occasions. He leaves a legacy of compositions, recordings, and also children, grandchildren, students and friends who now enjoy music in their own lives. Jim was a quick wit and loved to laugh and help others to laugh. Jim spent the last five days of his life in his home, surrounded by his beloved wife and three children. They enjoyed prayer, meals, games, conversations, and humor.

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