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Posted on May 29, 2020
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Jim Miller 1945 - 2020

 James Lee Miller (Jim), 74 of Prescott, Arizona passed away on May 22, 2020 from complication of an accident/fall 3 weeks prior.

Jim Miller was born to Jim (Sr) and Joanie Miller on September 12, 1945. Jim is a 5th generation Yavapai County resident with a majority of his life in Prescott. Jim married Diva on September 13, 1996 at the Hassayampa Inn. Although Jim and Diva met later in life, their love for each other was undeniable. Jim comes from a long line of cowmen and is every bit of a True Cowmen, spending the majority of his life branding cattle working for Boglas, Yolo, Cross U, ORO, Spider, C O Bar, the U Bar, and Rafter 11 among others. He also worked for a sale barn in Tuscan and Willcox, worked construction, while all long following his love for roping. For the last 30+ years, he proudly worked for the Fain Land and Cattle Company, as their ranch foreman, where Bill Fain and his sons treated him like family. He had a love and passion for the land, the cattle and the ranch, where he worked it as if it was his own.

Jim has been a member of many organizations including Rope America, South West Rodeo Association (Past President), the PRCA, Sherriff’s Posse, USTRC, Arizona Cowpunchers Association, Carpenters Union, Elks Lodge and the World Series of Team Roping.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, James Miller Sr, his mother, Joanie Miller, and his sister Peggy (Miller) Chapman.

Jim is survived by his wife, Diva Miller, their 3 daughters Crystal (David) Blackmore, Starr (Ken) Wolf, and Diamond (Raymond) DeHaro . His Brother, Tom (Sharon) Miller, his sister Ginger Wilson (Butch), his Brother Sam (Barbara) Miller and Brother David (Kim) Miller. 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Jim’s family request you make a donation in his name to the Cowpunchers Crisis Fund Inc., whose mission is to raise fund for cowpunchers and their families in their time of need. Their address is PO BOX 277, Humbolt, AZ 86327 C/O Dean Cameron

Jim’s wife and daughters would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate RN/Paramedic that allowed them to spend 20 minutes with Jim during the transport between hospitals. It was the only (and last time) they were able to physically see him during his 22 days in the ICU, due to the hospitals inhumane guidelines of no visitors due to the Coronavirus, which he did NOT have

Make sure you hug your loved one, before your cowboy rides away… you may not get that one more day.

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