James Joseph “Sham” Sangrey, 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls.
His wake service will began Wednesday at noon with his rosary at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church. His funeral service was scheduled at 10 a. m.today at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church with Rev. Pete Guthneck officiating, burial to follow at the Rocky Boy Cemetery. A feast will be held at the church immediately after the graveside services. Sham was born Jan. 8, 1945, in Fort Belknap, to Daniel and Lucy (St. Marks) Sangrey. He was raised and educated in Rocky Boy. He worked for the city of Great Falls in maintenance and also for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Roads as an equipment operator. He married Evelyn Azure Aug. 16, 1994. He enjoyed being with his grandkids, friends and relatives, shooting pool, talking with friends and relatives down at the local bar. He loved watching rodeos and even tried a few times to be a cowboy. But he was always known as the one who won by being a buy out. All his friends and relatives knew him by the name of “ole Bass” how he loved that word. Sham was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene Sangrey Morsette, Mary Ann St. Marks Boushie, Florence St. Marks Duboise, Snovie Sangrey Jarvey and Laura St. Marks; brothers, Johnny St. Marks, Hector St. Marks, Clarence St. Marks and Carl Sangrey Sr. Sham is survived by his wife, Evelyn Azure Sangrey of Box Elder; sons, James Sangrey Jr. And Tony Ray Sangrey; stepson, Pierre Azure; sisters, Cecelia St. Marks Wells, Pauline (Robert) Briere, Ethel (Dick) Azure; brother, Twin Sangrey Sr.; brother in-law, Jim Duboise Sr.; sister in-laws, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.