James “Ivan” Terrell went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2013 in the Billings Clinic. Ivan was born on September 9, 1929 in Burn City, Indiana to Perry and Elizabeth (Earl) Terrell. Ivan and his first wife had four children, Alan, Jeffrey, Brenda and Joyce. Then in 1962 Ivan met the love of his life Patty. They were married in 1964 in Sandborn Indiana. They made their home in Indiana and welcomed one child into their lives, Sherri Terrell. In 1983 Ivan and Patty moved to Colstrip Montana where he worked for Peabody Coal and CPRD. He worked for Peabody Coal as a master Mechanic and then he worked for CPRD as a grounds keeper before retiring.
Ivan loved to watch NASCAR whenever he had the chance. His all-time favorite driver is Jeff Gordon. He would watch and cheer Jeff on to victory.
Ivan is survived by his wife Patty, children ,Sisters Fay (Jay) Shake, Edna Johnson, Esther Knight, Wilma Heshelman, Lois Pieper, Grandchildren Tyler Heald, Victoria Heald, Michael McDowell, Cory Terrell and Amy Terrell.
Ivan is preceded in death by his parents Perry and Elizabeth, Brothers Ernest Terrell, Raymond Terrell, Sisters Bernice Carrico, Hazel Maryfield, Dorothy England and Mae Morrison.