James aka Jim/Jimbo Widdicombe was born on September 18, 1946 To Bud and Violet Widdicombe in Hardin, Montana. He had an older death brother and sister, Bob and Arlene. He attended numerous schools throughout Montana and ended up graduating from Senior High in Billings, Montana in 1964. He was then drafted into the US Army and sent to Vietnam for a year-long tour. After returning home he met the love of his life, Kay Plummer. They married September 14, 1968. They spent 30+ years together and had three amazing children.
Jimbo had a lifelong career with Boilermakers Local #11 and loved what he did. In 1995 he had a major brain aneurysm and was forced to retire. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Porky, as well as his grandchildren. Torturing them was his favorite part! There was never a dull moment when he was around. He loved telling jokes and getting a rise out of people. Part of his morning ritual consisted of going to the Town Pump and greeting everyone.
He is survived by his three children: Scott (Christy), Larry, and Dena (Taylor); twelve grandchildren: Taylor (David), Anthony, Tristin, Zach, Callie, Dominic, Marley, Lakota, Lakenzie, Cristo, Trypp, Tryton: older brother Bob; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as too many friends to count. He is proceeded in death by his parents; older sister Arlene; and the love of his life wife, Kay.
He made it a point to live his life to the fullest and died peacefully at the age of 70 on January 2, 2017.
A sincere special thank you to the Colstrip Medical Center, EMT’s, and especially to Allan Violet Jr.