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James "Jim" Hill

Born: Mon., Apr. 10, 1950
Died: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019


Memorial Service

11:30 AM Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Location: Orchard Homes Country Life CLub


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Missoula - James “Jim” was born in Hamilton MT on April 10, 1950 where he was raised. He graduated from high school in 1968. After high school he worked for the U.S. Forest Service on the hot shot crew and then trained to be a smoke jumper. After smoke jumping he held several other positions in the U.S. Forest Service until he retired in 1999. He also during this time got his private pilot license and bought his own plane which he could land at his ranch in Florence. After he sold his plane, Jim and his wife Kathy raised beef cattle on his ranch which they really enjoyed until his health started to fail in 2014. Jim loved getting friends together for branding and potlucks after the work was done. He also enjoyed Bernie playing his guitar and singing in the garage or around the campfire at the lake. He loved spending time outdoors camping with friends, lake fishing on his boat, ice fishing and packing into Montana wilderness with his horses and miles to hunt and for pleasure. Jim is survived by his wife Kathy and 3 stepchildren Richard wife Sandra, Derrik wife Sara, Vanessa and 5 step grandchildren RJ, Keeley, Owen, Mason and Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Hill, his former wife Bobbie, his mother Velva Baade, his half-brother Gary Hill. Memorial service will be held at Orchard Homes Country Club on Friday December 20th at 11:30 AM. A reception will follow after service.

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Jerry and Patti Lewis
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
sorry to hear of jim's passing. both us thought the world of you 2. Hope to make it to the service, but cannot promise that. I am crippled up pretty bad and Jerry does not drive on bad roads. but your in our hearts. love, patti and jerry

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