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James Strachan

James W. ‘Jim’ Strachan Sr., age 84, of East Helena, passed away April 10, 2018.

Jim was born March 22, 1934 to Kenneth Gordon and Florence (Doherty) Strachan in Billings, Montana. The family moved to Helena in 1945. Jim graduated from Helena High School in 1953 and attended Montana State College in Bozeman, Montana.

Jim began his career with Mountain Bell in 1951 and retired in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Jeray Strachan and his children Darcy, Jim Jr., Joel, Michael, David, Kenneth Strachan, Julianne Abraham, and also his sister, Doris Varty and numerous grand and great grandchildren.

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Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Florence and his daughter, Janet Mary Strachan.

A Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 120 W. Riggs, East Helena. Cremation has taken place and burial will be held at a later date at the Centerville Cemetery in Townsend.

Thank you to the caring staff at St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center and St. Peter’s Hospice. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Jim.

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