James D. Crossman
James D. Crossman, 78, of Yuma, Ariz. and Post Falls, Idaho, and formerly of Deer Lodge, passed away on Friday, February, 14, 2014, at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. A private family grave side service will take place sometime this summer.
James D. Crossman was born on January 22, 1936, in Jamestown, N.D., the youngest child of Harold and Agnes (Olson) Crossman. He attended high school and graduated from Powell County High School in Deer Lodge. After graduation he worked as an x-ray technician for many years at the Montana State Hospital in Galen. While working in Galen, he met and married Mary Lou (Karras) Crossman and two children were born from their marriage. They later divorced. He then moved to Helena and worked as an X-ray technician for several more years at Fort Harrison VA Hospital. He was very proud of that fact that he retired when he was 55 years old.
During his retirement he met his current wife, Dell Crossman. He realized his dream of becoming a “snowbird” and he truly enjoyed all the friendships, gatherings and amenities that came along with living in a Senior Community. He and Dell spent many winters in Yuma prior to his death.
Survivors include his wife, Dell Crossman, of Yuma, Ariz.; his son, Rick (Cathy) Crossman, of Spokane Valley, Wash.; his daughter Bev (Dan) Freeman, of Stevensville, and six grandchildren.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents; sister, Marge Danner; brother, Dave Crossman and brother, Harold “Bud” Crossman.
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