December 31, 1952 - May 21, 2023
James Joseph Pastor of Custer Highlands, S.D., passed away May 21, 2023, surrounded by his family at Hospice House in Rapid City, S.D. He was the son of the late Joseph and Jeanine Pastor of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Jim was born and raised in Rock Springs and was the oldest of four siblings: David (and Diane) Pastor of Murrieta, Calif., Gary (and Jana) Pastor of Rock Springs, Janet (and Rich) Boulette of Lander, Wyo., and Cindy (and Ron) Hager of Burnet, Texas. He also had 13 nieces and nephews as well as several great-nieces and nephews.
Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Springman Pastor and daughter, Jessica J. Pastor of Rapid City. Since Jim had a love for animals I should also mention his dog Chewy who was also by his side at the time of his passing.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman and was known for his easy disposition and his skills as a heavy equipment operator and as a welder. He also had experience as an iron worker, a CDL truck driver, and as a mechanic of construction equipment. His best skill however was his role as a husband and father as he excelled in that area of his life.
Because Jim’s circle of friends and family are located in several different towns, we have opted to hold his memorial electronically. Please go to www.chamberlainmccolleys.com to sign his guestbook.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cancer Society of the Black Hills or the Humane Society. It would also be nice if his fisherman friends catch a fish in his honor. He would have liked that.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley Funeral Homes in Custer, S.D.