Jim (James Edward) Miller
It is with great sadness that we share that our much loved brother, family member, and friend, Jim Miller, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home in Sedro-Woolley. He was 54. Those who knew Jim will know what a kind soul he was. He will be greatly missed and leave a void in our hearts.
Jim was raised in Sedro-Woolley until about the age of 9 when the family moved to Burlington. He began playing football until he suffered a physical accident, which left him unable to play. He did not let it take over who he was.
Jim was raised in a family that enjoyed fishing so it was not surprising that not long after his injury, even though he never regained full use of his arm and hand, he started fishing and hunting again. He was known for his fishing skills throughout the Valley. He even had a sand shrimp bait business with a friend for a while. Jim was always willing to take relatives or friends, coming to visit our area, out on fishing trips or tours around the valley. Sometimes he’d even share his fish, fresh and smoked.
Over 20 years ago he was helping some people move and met Homer Dalgliesh, owner of Truck Toys. Jim asked if Homer would be willing to hire him and, since he needed someone at that time and saw that Jim was a hard worker, he hired him on the spot.
Jim is survived by his partner, Regina Tracy and her daughter; his sisters, Bette Jenkins and Cathy (Miller) Scott; niece, Heather Gannon (Jacob) and her son Kamryn; nephew, Eric Scofield (Aira) and their son, Haiden; cousin, Vivian Finnson, and Jim’s employer, mentor and friend, Homer Dalgliesh.
Jim’s mom, Matilda (Tillie) McBride and step-dad, Perry McBride, preceded him in death, along with his grandmother and numerous aunts and uncles.
A remembrance gathering of friends and family will be held at Riverfront Park on River Road in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, April 20, 2019 starting at 1 p.m. All friends are welcome. It’ll be a casual affair – for us to share stories, grieve, support each other and just chat. Feel free to bring snacks or a beverage if you like. Share memories of Jim and sign the online guest register.