Jim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hap Miller and was raised in Ketchum and graduated from Hailey High School, class of 1959. He then attended and graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello. Jim succumbed after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and he leaves behind his wife, Connie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Denny, of San Diego; three daughters, Shannon, Jaime and Amanda; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.