James Randall “Timer” Vallie, 65, of Stockett, a farmer, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, of injuries he received in a car accident near Stockett.
Visitation will be held at Schnider Funeral Home from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009. Graveside services will be held at the Vallie Family Cemetery on the east side of Lonesome Lake at Big Sandy on Monday, July 13, 2009, at 1 p.m. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Jim was born Jan. 12, 1944, to Harold and Rosetta (Christensen) Vallie in Havre, Mont., and grew up near Lonesome Lake. He attended Lonesome Lake Country School, Big Sandy Grade School and High School and Miles City High School. He married Linda L. Mcloughlin on Oct. 12, 1963. They had three children, James Randall “Buddy” Vallie Jr., Denise Malinda Vallie and Thomas Patrick Vallie, as well as a son-at-heart, Hughie Mcloughlin. Jim loved farming and the open prairie. One of his favorite hobbies was taking photographs of sunsets and old homesteads. He enjoyed working on vehicles and did trick paintings of beautiful murals on cars and motorcycles. He was a jack-of-all-trades and will be missed dearly. Survivors include his lifetime friend, lover and wife of 46 years, Linda Vallie of Stockett; a son, Tom (Michelle) Vallie of Great Falls; a daughter, Denise (Kevin) Harmon of Big Sandy; his mother, Rose Beaudette of Great Falls; sisters, Judy (Bob) Odermann of Great Falls, Kathy (Ron) Wilson of Billings and Betty (Rick) Cloyd of Pinson, Tenn.; a son-at-heart, Hughie (Kristi) Mcloughlin of Great Falls; granddaughters, Ariana, Sheena and Alyssa; grandsons, Reganald “Reggie” and Kylor; two very special great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Gabriella; and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his son, James Randall “Buddy” Vallie Jr.; his father, Harold Vallie; his stepfather, Budd Beaudette; and a special friend, Danny Keefer. Condolences for the family may be left at www.schniderfuneralhome. com.