James Arthur Beattie was born May 22, 1956, in Great Falls, MT to Alexander and Viola Tweed Beattie. He was raised in Great Falls with his siblings, John, Janelle, and Robert.
He attended Great Falls High School, finishing his education with his GED in 1976. He worked many jobs locally, most notably driving for Don Hall Transportation, as a bus driver for Great Falls Public Schools for 10 years. His first marriage was in 1975 and they lived in Quincy, Illinois with their son, Lee A. Beattie. Their marriage dissolved in May of 1979. James then returned to Great Falls.
He later remarried Christina “Wilson” Beattie in December of 1980. Christina and James were married for 18yrs. They lived and raised their family in the Great Falls area. James loved to fish, listen to music, and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
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