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James Wigmore

Great Falls, Montana

Jun 7, 1940 – Nov 1, 2017 (Age 77)

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James Charles WigmoreGREAT FALLS — James Charles "Lefty" Wigmore, 77, a long time teacher and coach at Simms High School, passed away on November 1, 2017 at a local care facility. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for a number of years. A memorial service will be held at...

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We both enjoyed knowing Lefty as college students at Northern Montana College. He is remembered as a fine person and gifted athlete.

Russ and Stella Verbael
Yuma, Arizona

Donna, please accept my sympathy. I was so sad to hear of your husband's illness and death.'
It's hard for me to see his age and know that it is close to yours. I still think of you as the "young people". I hope you are doing well and that your son will be there to help you.
I'm thinking of you.
Phyllis

Although I never had Lefty as a sports coach, he left an indelible impression on me - as well as many of his students. It's been 44 years since I sat in his English class but I can distinctly remember him relating that 'murmuring' was his favorite word since it was so beautiful - onomatopoeia - (yes, I looked up the spelling) his runner up. He took some gaff from the teams he coached for his love of words, but it was his love of vocabulary that lit my flame for well used words. Thanks,...

You taught me how to write a good English paper which got me through college. Thanks for being a great teacher.

Donna, Jeff, and Family...

On behalf of the Lee boys, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband, dad and grandfather.

Lefty has always held a special place in our family. He was not only an exceptional teacher, football, and wrestling coach. Probably most memorable was what he inspired and saw in each of us. Unfortunately none of us will be able to attend his https://static.legacy.net/guestbooks/images/icons/em-icon.pngservices tomorrow. ...

My condolences to Mr. Wigmore's family. He was a great individual who taught English and lessons in life and how to live it. I have great memories of him from High School

Viki Means

Godspeed to you Lefty

My heart is saddened with the passing of a very great guy. He was a funny, intelligent, caring individual that shaped my future. I could write many pages with what coach Wigmore instilled in me. He was a great teacher and an awesome individual. Many great memories of the football and wrestling teams along with his knack for teaching English. I will always be grateful for the many things he taught me, along with many other students after me. Were gonna miss...

Donna, Jeff, and Family-

We're deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Lefty was truly a good man. He had a very big heart for helping others, which is rare to see. Thinking of Lefty will always brings a smile to my face. Our hearts are with you during this time.