James W. ‘Jimmy’ Harper


(July 21, 1962 - March 26, 2018)

James W. “Jimmy” Harper passed away on March 26, 2018, at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a fall at home. He was 55.

Jimmy was born July 21, 1962, to Donald and Patti Harper in Chico, California, and moved to Powell with his family in 1976.

He graduated from Powell High School in 1981. Also, he attended Northwest College briefly.

Jimmy met his wife, Patty, in 1994 and they married in 1996. Although they divorced in 2004, they remained best friends and finally remarried in 2014.

Jimmy loved doing anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia “Patti” Harper, and all of his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Patty Harper of Cody; his father Donald (Jaynie) Harper of Redlands, California; his sister Sandy (Michael) Severin of Pendleton, Oregon; his step-brother Darren (Sandy) Longnecker; step-sister Joelle (Rodney) Walters; step-sister Shelley (Tim) Skaggs; and step-sister Dana (Brett) Drury, all of California. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Services are with Ballard Funeral Home.