James “Jim” Morgan Holcomb passed away at 5:30 a.m. on October 7, 2017, in the arms of his beloved wife.
He had been deteriorating for the past year with a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He is now with his Lord and at peace.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Jim was born September 21, 1945, and adopted by the family of Rev. Otha and Lydia Holcomb. His first home was Huntley, Minnesota.
His early years with the pastoral family included moves to Merrils Grove and Hamburg, Iowa. While in Hamburg, a tonsillectomy, his first medical “experience,” was the foundation event for his professional life in the health services.
Next was a move to Lusk, Wyoming, followed by another move to Kansas City, Kansas that returned the family to the midwest.
He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1963. A majority of his time in high school was devoted to participation in music performances and he played a trumpet in the orchestra, as well as sang with the acapella choir.
During his junior year he was selected to play the leading male role for the performance of the musical South Pacific.
His dad was called to become minister at the First Baptist Church in Great Falls, Montana, in the summer of 1963.
He had planned to stay in the Kansas City area to continue his college education; however, he became homesick and moved to Great Falls after completing only one semester at John Brown University.
He was accepted into the College of Great Falls, (now known as University of Providence) and graduated in 1967 with a degree in business administration.
He worked two part-time jobs to gain business experience during college at The Paris and at Deaconess Hospital.
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