Norman “Norm” Jimison, 79


By Tribune - Posted on 07 February 2013

  Norman “Norm” Jimison, age  79, of Glendive, Montana, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the  Prairie Community Hospital in Terry. A Life Tribute Service will be held at  10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 8, 2013 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha  Funeral Home in Glendive with Celebrant Sandy Silha officiating.  Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the  arrangements. 

Norm  was born on November 5, 1933 in Glendive, the son of Rollie and Maude (Kent)  Jimison. He was raised and educated in Glendive where he attended Dawson  County High School playing on the football team. Following high school, Norm  drove truck hauling produce to the surrounding communities where he met and  later married Betty Lapp in July of 1953.  As a couple they moved to  Miles City, Montana where Norm was employed at an auto body shop, from there  they moved to Terry and he sold cars for the Ford Dealership before moving  to Glendive where he worked for the Railroad. Norm and Betty moved their  family to Roundup, Montana where he sold cars for the Ford Dealership until  landing a career with the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project where he  remained for several years. In 1956, Jim and Betty moved to Fallon and Norm  started to break horses, show horses and finally training cow cutting horses  and competing in rodeos. 
In  the early 1970’s, Norm retired from the horse business and started selling  livestock supplements for Standard Chemical out of Omaha, Nebraska until  1982 when he started his own operation drilling water wells and commercial  gardening. Later Norm and Betty decided to start a meat processing business  which they owned and operated until 1995 when health issues forced Norm to  retire.
Norm  enjoyed traveling the country on his motorcycle. He was a wonderful  craftsman when it came to working with wood; he loved making violins,  picture frames and hand carved pictures. He was an avid fisherman especially  cat fishing.
He  was preceded in death by his parents, Rollie and Maude Jimison; one brother,  Wilbur (Bill) Jimison and one sister, Elsie  Gebhardt.
Survivors  include his wife, Betty Jimison of Glendive; son, Mark (Laurie) Jimison of  Gillette, Wyoming; daughter, Sheryl Jimison of Glendive; six grandchildren;  one sister, Thelma (James) Romans of Bremerton, Washington and numerous  nieces and nephews.
Remembrances  and condolences may be shared with the family at:  www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.

Published February 6, 2013

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