Barry Worth James

Barry Worth James, age 85, of Prior Lake, formerly of Red Lodge, Montana, passed November
23, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11AM with a
visitation 30 minutes prior, all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, Prior
Lake. There will be a gathering at the Prior Lake VFW immediately after the service. Barry will
be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In Portland, Oregon on April 17, 1933 Barry was born to parents Jesse and Sue James. In his
youth, Barry had an adventurous spirit—exploring his grandparent’s apple orchard and riding his
horse to school.

Following his high school graduation, Barry continued his education at Portland State before
enlisting in the United States Air Force. Employing his knowledge and enthusiasm for flying,
Barry began a lifelong career as a pilot. For 33 years, Barry was a pilot with Northwest Airlines.
While at work Barry crossed paths with another employee, Treva Garrison. The two eventually
began dating and were married on March 16, 1974 in Kilkenny, MN. Their marriage was blessed
with 44 years together.

In his free time, Barry enjoyed the outdoors—a pastime he shared with his family. He loved to
fish, hunt, and camp. In 1981, Barry and Treva began ranching in Red Lodge, Montana. Barry
enjoyed the mountain views and tending to the animals, especially his horses.
Barry was an exceptional chef and storyteller. Often, he would host gatherings with his family
and friends. His signature drink, which he coined a “Swamp Water,” was sure to be served.
Barry was a strong willed, selfless man who is loved and missed by his wife, Treva; children,
Mary Ann Justin, Suzan James, Kevin (Lynda) James, Jeremy (Amy Jo) James; grandchildren,
Tony Justin, Sam Justin, Bobbe` Stark, Britney (Kyle Caires) James, Nicholas (Cyndy) James,
Jase James, Sienna James; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Anderson, Jesse James, and soon-to-
be, McKenzie Caires; siblings, Beverly (Pi) Miller, Kathi (Steve) Wallace, Cyndey Engle; other
relatives and friends.

Barry is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Emily Justin; mother, Sue (Ed) Fennick and
father, Jesse (Betty) James.

Arrangements with Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  2. Marjorie Borgerding :

    My sincere condolences to you Treva and to your family. So many memories flooded my thoughts when I read that Barry had made his final flight. Have thought of all of you over the years. May God give you
    peace and strength to get through this painful time.

  3. I have some humorous and fun memories of flying with Barry as his First Officer. Trips with him were great fun and we had a lot of laughs and good times during those flights. I’m sad to get this notice and my thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to Treva and his entire family. May God bless….

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