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James J. Stafford

James John Stafford 1941-2014

Birth:  Sep. 17, 1941
Highland Park
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death:  Jun. 7, 2014
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA

James John Stafford, 72, died June 7 at his home in Otto.

He was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Highland Park, Mich., the son of James Paul and Emily Enid Dryge Stafford. He grew up in Michigan and received his education at Redford High School in Detroit. He was inducted into the United States Army on Nov. 29, 1963, and received his discharge on Oct. 21, 1965.

James married Sondra Lee Chivers Crozier on June 3, 1978, in Redford. He was a truck driver in the transportation industry for 45 years; he retired in 2002 and moved to Otto.

He loved cats, casinos, fast horses and good Scotch.

He was a longtime Teamster member and a volunteer with the Burlington Fire Department.

His parents, James and Emily Stafford, son James Joseph Stafford and brother Walter Stafford preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Sondra and son Charles Edward Crozier, both of Otto, and three grandchildren.

© Greybull Standard June 12, 2014

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10/01/15 10:38 AM #1    

Ken Barna

I grew up with Jim, and were practically neighbors on Lahser in the early 1950's.  We were close friends until starting as freshmen at Redford, and we tended to go in different directions.  He became interested in motorcycles, and I in sports.

In the early fifties we built model planes together, and went trick and treating together.  His mother or father were from Calumet, Michigan and every summer went to visit relatives for about a month.  His father worked for General Motors and drove Buicks.  After high school I never had any contact with Jim.  From the obituary, it seems he had a nice life.  I hope so.


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