Former Basin resident James “Jim” Weaver Clack, 74, died April 11, 2012.
He was born July 24, 1937, in Havre Mont., the son of Weaver D. and Gladys L. Clack. The family moved to Basin in 1944 where Jim grew up and received his education. In high school Jim was student body president, class president, played basketball, and quarterbacked the football team. He graduated from Basin High School in 1956.
He attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D., and graduated with his degree in mechanical engineering in 1960.
Jim married Jeanette Hartman, also of Basin. After graduating from college, Jim and his family moved to Roseville, Minn., where he worked for Univac, a division of Sperry Rand Corporation. While employed there, Jim obtained his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Jim and his family moved to Lakewood, Colo., in 1972 where Jim worked for as a project manger for Golden Aluminum Company, a subsidiary of Coors Brewing Company.
Jim retired in 1998 and he and Jeanette became “snow birds,” spending winters in Surprise, Ariz. He spent years restoring a 1930 Model A Ford.
Jim loved people and helped anyone that needed it. He prepared income taxes for many families; served as a Stephen’s Minister and served on the Finance Committee for Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Ariz.; helped build several homes in Arizona for Habitat for Humanity and served on a homeowner’s association board in Littleton, Colo.
His father, mother, and sister, Carol, preceded him in death.
Jim is survived by his wife Jeanette; two sons and daughter‘s-in-law, Jefffery Craig and Terri and John Carl and Linda; one daughter, Jennifer Christine; three grandchildren, and two nieces.
Jim set a wonderful example by enjoying every moment of life, making friends wherever he went, helping people in need and being a wonderful husband and father.