James Ronald Hastings, 66, of Basalt, passed away Nov. 28, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls surrounded by his family.
James was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Brigham City, Utah, to a sheep herder, George Danley and Nettie Lavon Tracy Hastings.
He married Terry Faye Swearingen on May 1, 1965. Together they had four children, Kayron, Jamie, Rhonda, and Shane.
James served in the United States Army based mostly across seas in Germany. He was a hard worker, working for 44 years at Penford Products in Idaho Falls.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many different callings including Scoutmaster.
He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, camping, and fishing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
James is survived by his wife, Terry Hastings;daughter, Rhonda Sue Ockerman; son, Shane Danley Hastings; eight grandchildren and four siblings, Richard (Dixie) Hastings, Gary (Linda) Hastings, Bonnie (Mike) Bates, and Gloria McGregor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Kayron and Jamie Hastings.
He was loved and will be truly missed.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Firth Stake Center (823 North 675 East) in Basalt. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley. Burial will be in the Goshen Cemetery with Military Rites by David B. Bleak Post 93. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com .
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