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Jim Stillman

Memorial services for Jim Miller Stillman of Grass Valley will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mr. Stillman died Sunday, Feb. 1, in Grass Valley. He was 94.

He was born Dec. 9, 1909, in Argentine, Kan., to Harry and Esther (Miller) Stillman. He attended school in Argentine, Kan. and attended the University of Kansas for two years, where he held the school record for high jumpers. This record was set in 1929 and was not broken for 28 years. He married Bernice Vochatzer Oct. 13, 1939, in Long Beach. He was a commercial fisherman for over 48 years. He was a member of the Nevada City Elks, the Western Fishboat Owners Association, and Calvary Bible Church in Grass Valley. He enjoyed reading, walking, baking bread, gardening and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim B. and Kriss Stillman of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Harry Auld of Grass Valley; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jason and Jill Auld of Grass Valley; granddaughter, Dawn Stillman of Grass Valley; grandsons Jimmy Stillman and Justin Auld, both of Grass Valley; great-grandson, Hayden Miller Auld of Grass Valley; and niece, Prudence Randolph of Las Vegas, Nev. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bernice J. Stillman, in 2002.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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