James Edward Manion, age 72, of Butte, Montana, passed away on December 20, 2020, of natural causes. He was born to Patrick E. Manion and Delnette (Kinsley) Manion on January 8, 1948, in Butte, Montana, where he grew up. He attended Butte Central, and his principal occupation was engineering. He married Alma Rose Manion on September 22, 1972, in Butte, Montana.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, carpentry, doing things for the church and everyone, calling people “Horse’s Ass”, and watching his grandkids in their activities. He was always dedicated to others and their needs. He loved his dogs. He devoted his life to his wife and children. And he was an amazing husband and father.
He was involved in the IC Church, St. Pat’s, and St. Anns, and he helped paint “Our Lady of the Rockies” many times.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Rose Manion; children, Tina Garland (Tom Garland), Kim Harned (Rich Harned), Michael Manion (Recia Manion), and Duffers Doo Manion; brothers and sisters, Della McClure, Sandy Balek, Jeri Ann (Bob) Heady, Grace Swan, and Fanny Parker; grandchildren, Darrion McCracken (James), Kristin McCracken (Michael), Chase Garland, Halee Garland, Justin Harned, Micayla Parrow (Jake), Tristan Harned, Chris Harned (Danielle), Alex Manion, Trisha Manion, Jonah Anderson, and Noah Anderson; and numerous great-grandkids and loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Patrick and Delnette Manion, Sonny Swan, Daryl McClure, Bessie and James Allison, Pete Manion, Rose Crowley, Tyler McCracken, Patty Janhunen, Joe Balek, Farrel Parker.
Memorials are suggested to St. Pat Parish and Our Lady of the Rockies.
Rose Manion would like to thank Compassus for caring for James.
Visitation will be held at 10 AM on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Butte. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 AM. Rite of Committal will follow mass at Holy Cross Cemetery on Harrison Avenue.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of James. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for James and his family.
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Heather Johnson says
Rose, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great guy. I hope that you are doing okay. Take care of yourself.
Rose and Family. My sympathy to all of you. Jim was just such a good good guy. Treasure your memories. Missed seeing him at the Bank. Denise Horne
Anna Hewitt says
Rose, Kim, Mike and Tina,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man. Growing up, he was like a second dad to me. I fondly remember the many movie nights at your house and camping trips. He always liked to poke jabs at me and I would return them back. He was so caring and compassionate to me. He made a huge impact on my life growing up and I am going to miss him.
Rona Smith says
Tina, Tom, Darrion and Kris,
Our sincere condolences on your loss. We pray your happy memories will soon begin to heal your hearts. Wishing your family well during this difficult time.
Della McClure says
You have always been in my heart and will be there forever, Your sister, Della
Bernice Crowley, Robert Crowley. says
So very sorry to hear about Jim,my prayers are with you all
Bonnie Hawkee says
I loved everything about uncle Jim. I loved seeing him with Aunt Rose and his sisters. I love how they lovingly called each other dump. 😂. I loved how Uncle Jim always joked with his sisters. There is so much love between all of the siblings and as strong as their love is their faith is stronger. I am so thankful to have gotten to witness how strong my mom and her sisters have been. Our world lost such a beautiful soul but heaven gained one amazing angel. While we all morn uncle Jim’s passing I know he is with all of his family who rejoiced when he went home to be with them. Sending Prayers to you Aunt Rose and all of your family. Uncle Jim will be missed.
Marie + Jim Hislop says
Jim was always thoughtful, kind and funny. His smile could light up a room. He touched many lives in such a positive way and he will certainly be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Jim and Marie Hislop
Diane Curnow says
Della and family, Jim was a classmate of mine. He was such a Great guy. I am so sorry for your loss. Diane Curnow
Barb West says
I worked with Jim or “Hootie” at St James in the facilities Dept. I was the Adm Asst and Hootie was one of our amazing Engineers. He always had a smile on his face and was so dedicated to his work to make sure the hospital was running at its best.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man.
Tom Lazzari says
I worked many years with “Hootie.” Loved the guy. We enjoyed teasing each other and never missed an opportunity to pass along an insult or unkind comment. Whenever we spoke I could always count on him ending the conversation with his infamous catch phrase… “You horses ass!” Man, I’m going to miss that!
Marilyn Olson Parmley says
To the Manion family
I just ran across James obit and I am so sorry for your loss. It brought back so many memories of Butte and the family. My family moved to CA in 1956 so don’t remember a lot. My folks Ann & Charlie Olson were close friends of Della and Pat . Prayers to all the family. Marilyn Olson Parmley