James Robert McAndrews 1937 – 2017

James Robert McAndrews was born July 12, 1937, to Beryl and Walter McAndrews, of Anaconda, MT. He passed away peacefully at his home, in Dillon, on October 9, 2017.

Jim graduated from Anaconda High School and shortly thereafter joined the USMC, where he served for four years, met, and married his wife Shirley.

Jim and Shirley lived in the Grasshopper Valley for many years. They retired in 1999 as the owners of the Southside RV Park, and spent the next several years as full time RV’ers, fishing throughout Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and wife Shirley. In addition to dear friends and distant family members, Jim is survived by: his son, James M. McAndrews; daughter Mary Lou Patterson; granddaughter Cassandra N. (Martin) Birkbeck; grandson Matthew C. Patterson; and brother Richard W. (Sharon) McAndrews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date upon the return of Jim’s grandson Matthew, who is currently serving in the US Navy and on deployment. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a donation in honor of Jim to one of the following organizations: Beaverhead Hospice or American Red Cross.

The family would like to make a special Thank You to Dr. Ron Loge and staff, and Ms. Marie Holt and her staff from Barrett Home Care Services for the compassionate care given to Jim during his times of need.