Obituary: James "Jim" Amaral

Posted: 11:41 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 13:41:07-04
James "Jim" Amaral

Jim heard the final bugle call on March 22, 2020. He spent 24 years of his life in military service. He left active duty to pursue a college education so that he could serve his God.

He gave 20 years of his life to active ministry, all in the great state of Montana. He retired in May 2002, and enjoyed this time with the love of his life, Beverly. He enjoyed outdoor activities as well as traveling, something leftover from his active duty days.

Jim and Beverly lived in Butte, Montana from 1986 to 2018, and called it home.

Jim was born on March 23, 1940, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Ann Dickens on April 19, 1960.

Jim is survived by his four children, Lisa (John) Carter of Great Falls, Ruth (Dave) French of Billings, James Amaral of Richmond, Virginia, and Kristy (Josh) Brookes of Molalla, Oregon. He also has 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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