James Lionel Stoney Wines James Lionel Stoney Wines, 91, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Feb. 8, 2012, with his two sons, two daughters-in-law and a grandson by his side.
A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with a burial to follow at Fort Harrison VA Cemetery and a reception at Fort Harrisons
Stoney was born June 5, 1920, to William Jerome Wines and Georgette Bruneau Wines in Blackwell, Okla. He attended high school in Wichita, Kan., and earned an associates degree from Edmonds Community College in Washington state. He came to Helena to serve in the First Special Service Force at Fort Harrison and met his wife of more than 50 years, Dora Simonini. They resided in Helena, calling the Sixth Ward home. Stoney always had a soft spot in his heart for all the Sixth Ward Rats.
Stoney served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1973, retiring as a lieu tenant colonel. Stoney was awarded many military medals and ribbons, most significantly, three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star with Valor.
He was a captain with the Helena Police Department from 1946 to 1966 and served as the administrator to the Board of ' Real Estate from 1975 to 1981.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing with Jake and Nina, and spending time with his wife, Dora, and family at the cabin he and his sons built on Canyon Ferry Lake.
Stoney is survived by daughter, Julie Morley of Helena; sons, Jerome Jake and wife, Nina, and Sean K. Wines and wife, Allie, of Helena; Darin (Maria) Wines, Luke (Stacey) Wines, Kelli (Toby) Robinson, Brooke Wines, Samantha Wines, Sean -Paul Wines, Kevin Morley and Trent Morley. Stoney was preceded in death by his wife, Dora; brother, Daniel Wines; sister, Nellie Wilkinson and his parents.
Stoney and the Wines family wish to express gratitude to the St. Peters Hospice organization and volunteers, the Cooney Convalescent Home and its entire staff for outstanding love and care afforded to Stoney during his time of need, and thanks to the entire Fort W.H. Harrison medical staff and volunteers for providing wonderful medical care. Memorials are suggested to Lewis and Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604; or to the Hospice of St. Peters, co St. Peters Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, MT 59601. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.asw funeralhome.com
[The Independent-Record, Helena, MT, 12 Feb 2012, Sun, Page 7]
[courtesy of "JVV"]
Grave marker for James L. Wines and spouse in Section A, Row 5, Plot 73,
Helena (Lewis and Clark county), Montana.
James enlisted in the Army on 16 February 1939. for service in Troop A, Ninth engineers squadron
[The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS, 17 Feb 1939, Fri, Page 5]
Staff Sgt Wines was first reported to have been wounded
in this 2 February 1944 news clipping. Unfortunately there are no
details as where he was at the time.
2 Feb 1944, Wed • Page 3]
Staff Sgt. J. L Wines
Wound of Campaign
Staff Sgt. James L. (Stoney) Wines, who trained with an American-Canadian unit at Fort Harrison, was wounded a second time on the Anzio beachhead May 4. He had returned to active duty after receiving the purple ,heart for wounds received previously. His wife, the former Dora Simonini, and daughter, Julie, reside at 1420 Phoenix avenue. They recently returned from a visit with Sergeant Wines' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wines of Los Angeles.
26 Jun 1944, Mon • Page 3x]
He was transferred from the 92nd Replacement Regiment to
Hq 2nd on 19 Jan 1945 and discharged at Fort Leavenworth, KS on 2 July
James' draft record was updated in Helena MT on 31
He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the
National Guard on 25 March 1950 and ultimately retired as a lieutenant