James William Chatterton

June 13, 1935 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 86)


James (Jim) William Chatterton (1935-2021) passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his three children October 22, 2021. Jim was born June 13, 1935 in Buhl, Idaho. Jim married the love of his life Gabriella (Gabie) on August 14, 1955. Surviving children include Brad Chatterton (Pocatello), Mike (Dody) Chatterton (Hailey) and Denise Chatterton (Pocatello). Grandchildren include Jim (Patti) Chatterton (Bellevue) Joni (John) Stevenson (Cascade) and Kellen (Andrea) Chatterton (Hailey). Great grandchildren include Bailey Chatterton, Mac and Hank Stevenson.
Preceding Jim’s death include Gabie (Spouse), Harry (Father), Mae (Mother) Wally (brother) and Dale (brother). Jim has a surviving sister Dahrla Hinton (Kansas).

A viewing will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on October 29, 2021 at 1:00 followed by a life sketch and comment period. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s church at 2:00 followed by the burial procession at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to:
Pocatello High School Education Foundation
Attn: Athletics Department
325 N Arthur Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204

Accomplishments include:
Graduated from Buhl High School in 1953
Attended Boise Jr. College in 1954
Received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Idaho State College in 1957
Received his Master of Arts in Education in 1965 from Idaho State University
Received Education Specialist Degree in 1981 from Idaho State University
Served as President of the Idaho Athletic Directors Association 1987-88
Retired from Pocatello High School in 1998
Inducted into the Idaho High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 2005
President of the Youth Endowment for Activities Foundation 2007-08

Jim enjoyed spending time at his cabin, especially during the fall hunting season. Jim enjoyed fishing in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, hunting pheasants in South Dakota and spending time with his three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation care given by Dr. Jordan Bailey, Dr. Richard Cline, all the staff at Portneuf Cardiology Group and the staff of Heritage Home Health and Hospice. The family would also give their sincere appreciation to all the staff and students of the Pocatello High School Indian family that meant so much to him over his forty one year career.

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October 29, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
St. Joseph's Chapel
439 N Hayes Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204

Funeral Mass
October 29, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Joseph's Chapel
439 N Hayes Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204

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