Obituary of Jim Miller
Jim Miller passed away at home on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. One of 10 children, he was born August 16, 1946 in Nevada City to Raymond and Opal Miller. He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1964 and attended Sierra College before being drafted into the Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. In 1970, he married Linda Personeni. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1980. Jim worked in the timber industry for over 25 years. He spent the rest of his life ranching on Bitney Springs Road. A true farmer, Jim loved the land and his animals. He would plant huge gardens and derived great pleasure from sharing his bounty with family and friends. He dried fruits and veggies and made great beef jerky. Jim spent several years as a 4-H leader and in the early spring, hosted field days on the ranch for school children to come see baby lambs. Those who were close to him
knew that he loved A to Z Supply as well as buying in bulk and Cabela’s French fries! He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda, daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law, Grant, brother, Don and sister, Ramona Swaney-Simmons, as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be a Pond Party in Jim’s honor on October 31 starting at 12 noon. Please bring photos and stories to share. About 2 PM, we will set aside time for personal tributes about Jim. One of his favorites dinners, tri-tip, will be served. If you would like to bring a side dish, salad or dessert, we will make it an old fashioned pot luck. Bring your beverage of choice and a chair to enjoy the afternoon….rain or shine!!
Contributions to Hospice would be most welcome. Given Jim’s love for his garden, we also encourage friends and relatives to plant tomatoes this spring, and as they grow, think good thoughts of him. Share the bounty with those you love. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.
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