Obituary: James Velebir - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Obituary: James Velebir

Posted: 11/16/2017 15:38:00 -07:00 Updated:

Jim’s wish to take his last breaths in his own home was granted, where he passed away on November 9th.

He also desired that his body be laid to rest in Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Montana, where his Velebir grandparents, parents, and aunts are buried.

Farewells in California were said at a service on November 16th.  He will be laid to rest in Highland Cemetery following a service at Croxford Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 22nd at 11 AM.

James R. Velebir, Jr. was born March 20, 1941 in Seattle, Washington, the firstborn child of James R. and Mildred Velebir.

When James, Sr. was discharged from the service, the family returned to Montana, first living in Dutton, where Jim attended first and second grade, before returning to their roots in Belt.

Jim graduated from Belt Valley High School in 1959 and promptly enlisted in the US Air Force, serving until honorably discharged in 1963.

After attending MSU in Bozeman, Montana, he began working in various capacities for several technology companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as the electronics industry rapidly evolved in the 1960’s, then continuing to work in this field for many decades.

Jim married Arlys Hanson on July 9, 1980. They made their home in New Jersey until moving to California, where they have lived in their Laguna Niguel home since 1987.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.

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