James “Jim” William Silver, 70, died on July 8, 2020 at 12:08 a.m. from cancer in Continental Care Nursing Home, Butte, MT.
He was born in Butte and adopted from St James Hospital at 3 days old by Bill & Sylvia Silver through the Catholic charities. He attended Seaford High school in New York. He worked a variety of jobs including manufacturing, mining, and driving trucks. He also worked on the Empire State Building installing phones.
He lived and raised his family in Butte and was the father of 3 boys. A true Montanan with a unique blend from other parts he spent his life in – New York, Texas, North Dakota, and Colorado.
He had his brand of humor with a contagious laugh.
Jim loved nature. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He expressed his deep thinking and observation in art and always admired the beauty of sunsets. He also loved rock hunting – finding meaning and patience in them. He shared that with his family and friends.
Jim appreciated martial arts and was a black belt in Judo with other blended styles.
He loved his grandkids and near his passing was comforted with lots of love and time with his oldest grandchild, Ashlyn Silver, and 2 younger sons, Jeff & Kyle, with Lindsay Silver, the 2 Silver boy grandkids, Calian and Kade Silver. Also with much family support from Harvey and Debbie Howe.
A born-again Christian, he attended Church On the Rock. He was a seeker of truth. A kind caring man with a heart to help people.
He is preceded in death by son, Jason Silver and Parents Bill & Sylvia Silver.
He is survived by his sons, Jeff and Kyle Silver, and grandkids, Ashlyn Silver, Calian Silver, Koby Harrington, and Kade Silver.
Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of James. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for James and his family.
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Arlene Pettersen says
My heart goes out to the Silver family. Jim was deeply loved by those that knew him. He was a good friend, and all around great guy. I will always cherish the memory of his comforting me, after a hard breakup, and his getting my son and I a white chocolate and chocolate Easter crosses to pick me up, while I was heartbroken over that breakup.
Patricia Sewell says
My heartfelt condolences to the Silver family at this sad time of loss. Kyle: Megan and I send our regards.
Pam Campbell says
My heart goes out to all the Silver family Holding Jeff and Kyle in my prayers Your dad was a very gentle soul He was so filled with love for his sons!
Jim was a wonderful man that my family was very fond of, he came and visited and was always very kind to our children so much they called him “uncle Jim”. Our prayers are with his family and he will be missed by so many.
Joe Driscoll says
I am sorry for the loss of your father Jeff and Kyle. Jim was a great man and I was glad to see him this past February in Butte. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe Driscoll