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James Dillon

James Dillon James Dillon

James “Jim D” Wilbur Dillon, 67, of Brockton died Nov. 8, 2022.

He was born in Boulder, Colo., Jan. 22, 1955, to Charles and Jean Dillon. He spent his childhood in Victor. He then moved to Concrete, Wash., in high school and graduated there. After high school, he attended Eastern Washington University and earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Later in life, he continued his education at University of Montana in Missoula and received his master’s degree.

In 1978, he met and married Marty. In 1980, they had their first child, a son, Chaz. Soon after, they moved to Brockton and had two more children, daughters Kari and Caitlin.

He began teaching at Brockton School’s in 1980 and spent the rest of his teaching career there until he retired in 2006. He took on various roles in his career such as assistant administrator, junior high science, high school art and supervisor for student council. He was very interactive with his students and was always known for hanging out in the hallway at lunch taking the time to get to know each of his students. He loved rewarding his students for their accomplishments, which is why he invented the infamous gold slip auctions. He also had a deep love for high school sports. He could be seen doing everything from announcing the starting lineup, taking stats and even sweeping the floors. He loved chaperoning the high school basketball tournaments.

Later in life, he enjoyed visiting with friends, attending auctions and hanging out with and spoiling his grandsons.

He had many close relationships with families of the community. He was a pillar of the community and respected by many for the work he did with the students of the Brockton community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marty; sister, Colleen; and adopted son, Sean Bighorn.

He is survived by his son, Chaz; daughters Kari and Caitlin; five grandsons; sister, Shannon; and adopted sons, Joseph Chase Sr. and Adrien Spotted Bird Jr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brockton High School. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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