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CLARENCE "JIM" MILLER, JR.
" Jim lived his life to the fullest."
Jim Miller, 82, passed away on Sept. 22, 2013 at a care facility in Vancouver, WA, with his family at his side. He was born and raised in Vancouver and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1949.
Jim joined the coast guard that same year, served four years, and was honorably discharged.
He was a Journeyman Mechanic and retired from the City of Vancouver in their automotive repair shops.
Jim loved auto racing, dirt tracks, working on sprint cars and riding motorcycles with his beloved grandsons. He spent years taking friends and family salmon fishing out of Ilwaco. Jim was an artist and also took up golf later on.
~ He loved his family and friends very much. ~
Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean; daughters, Cathy Slyter (Lew) and Carol Farland; sons, James Miller and David Miller (Debbie); brother, Steve Miller (Adele); eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruby Miller; great-granddaughter, Angela; and his daughter-in-law, Shirley A. Miller.
A viewing will be held at Hamilton Mylan Funeral Home, Fri., Sept. 27th, 10-5 and Sat. 10-2. Graveside services will be on Mon., Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m., at Memory Memorial Park Cemetery, 144th St. and 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal, WA.
Please sign his guestbook at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Sept. 27, 2013