Barry Worth James

Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Barry Worth James, age 85, of Prior Lake, formerly of Red Lodge, Montana, passed Nov. 23, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. with a visitation 30 minutes prior, all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, Prior Lake. There will be a gathering at the Prior Lake VFW immediately after the service. Barry will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In Portland, Oregon on April 17, 1933 Barry was born to parents Jesse and Sue James. In his youth, Barry had an adventurous spirit—exploring his grandparent’s apple orchard and riding his horse to school.

Following his high school graduation, Barry continued his education at Portland State before enlisting in the United States Air Force. Employing his knowledge and enthusiasm for flying,

Barry began a lifelong career as a pilot. For 33 years, Barry was a pilot with Northwest Airlines. While at work Barry crossed paths with another employee, Treva Garrison. The two eventually began dating and were married on March 16, 1974 in Kilkenny, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with 44 years together.

In his free time, Barry enjoyed the outdoors—a pastime he shared with his family. He loved to fish, hunt, and camp. In 1981, Barry and Treva began ranching in Red Lodge, Montana. Barry enjoyed the mountain views and tending to the animals, especially his horses.

Barry was an exceptional chef and storyteller. Often, he would host gatherings with his family and friends. His signature drink, which he coined a “Swamp Water,” was sure to be served.

Barry was a strong willed, selfless man who is loved and missed by his wife, Treva; children, Mary Ann Justin, Suzan James, Kevin (Lynda) James, Jeremy (Amy Jo) James; grandchildren, Tony Justin, Sam Justin, Bobbe` Stark, Britney (Kyle Caires) James, Nicholas (Cyndy) James,Jase James, Sienna James; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Anderson, Jesse James, and soon-to-be, McKenzie Caires; siblings, Beverly (Pi) Miller, Kathi (Steve) Wallace, Cyndey Engle; other relatives and friends.

Barry is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Emily Justin; mother, Sue (Ed) Fennick and father, Jesse (Betty) James.

Arrangements with Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake.


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