BOZEMAN - James Elwood Taplin died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at a Bozeman health center.
A memorial service was scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel.
He was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Livingston to Harry and Lucille (McClain) Taplin. He graduated from Ronan High School, where he played basketball, a game he truly loved. He played on the St. Ignatius town team until
he was past 50. He continued to follow his beloved game and spent many hours watching and cheering for his favorite teams.
Jim attended one
year of college at Montana School of Mines Technology in Butte and cont...