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.
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