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James Beadle

April 6, 1935 — July 11, 2023

James Henry Beadle, 88, of Bozeman, passed peacefully in the presence of family July 11, 2023. Jim was born in Billings, Montana, April 6, 1935, to Edgar and Ina (Cosman) Beadle. He grew up in Red Lodge and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, followed by a Master’s of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.



Jim served as a pastor in Montana, California, and Michigan for over forty years and was beloved by each congregation. His life’s aim was to demonstrate the love of Christ by helping others. He enjoyed music and outdoor activities, especially fly fishing.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, William. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret (Hammer); his four children, Andrew (Tracy), of Creston, WA; Burk (Cindy), Bozeman, MT; Catherine (John), Denver, CO; and Michael (Janet), Tustin, CA; his nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


A graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 25363 Frontage Rd, Bozeman, will be held Saturday, July, 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 23, 2023, 1:00 p.m. at the Belt Community Church, 423 Belt Creek Rd, Belt, MT. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory are suggested to the Great Falls Rescue Mission, PO Box 129, Great Falls, MT, 59403 (https://give.gfrm.org/Donate), or a ministry of the donor’s choice.

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