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James W. Shelton

October 7, 2018 GMT

Sioux City

James William Shelton of Sioux City, was rode hard and put away wet too many times and has been recalled by the manufacturer on Oct. 4, 2018. He started out two months early and survived. No meager trick 80 years ago.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Morningside Assembly of God in Sioux City. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a viewing and luncheon at Fairfield Assembly of God in Fairfield, Mont. Burial will be in Sun River Cemetery, Sun River, Mont. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be made to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

For Jim, life was an adventure. He did it all. College, scuba diving, a sojourn in the rain forest, sky diving, bringing kids of all ages to live on the ranch as well as hosting over a dozen exchange students. Another high demand for him was substitute teaching high school. Fishing was always top on the list. The biggest thrill was when he accepted Jesus as Savior. Talk about out-of-this-world opportunities.

As a supply rat for most of his 38 years of military, he was on the inspector general’s team and was NCOIC when his unit was awarded the best supply unit of all US military in the world. Yes, a big deal.

After retiring, life got really interesting for him and his wife, Judy, of 49 years. Five years as adviser to the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force morphed into a lot of world travel.

His 45 years as a real live cowboy in Montana was a dream come true. He was in high demand as a camp cook for the dude ranches. An outstanding cook plus his yarns never ran out and kept people spellbound.

Surviving him here on earth is his first wife, Aileen and their daughters, Denise and Susan; brother, Gary Shelton; sister, Marilyn Feauto; and more blood relatives from the line of Jesus than you can count.

Preceding him in death are his son, Jimmy; daughter, Brenda; his little sister; parents; and hopefully Blaskovich.