James Sydney “Jim” Hicks died Monday, April 5, 2004 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 65.
Hicks was born July 28, 1938, in Astoria, Ore., to Elmer Brown and Helen Euene Wimberly Hicks. On April 26, 1968, he married Josephine Ann Babon in Brewster, N.Y.
Hicks grew up in Roseburg, Ore. After graduation and some time in college, he entered the U.S. Army, serving as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he used his skills as a pilot for his career. He owned and operated Helicopter Roundup Service, which mainly uses helicopters to round up wild horses and burros.
He performed many other services for private and government agencies, such as fish and game, search and rescue, powerline patrols, game counts, firefighting and seismic work. His work led him to live in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado. From 1984 to 1997, he lived in Maybell, Colo., and then he moved to his home in Overton, Nev.
He loved his work as a pilot and he enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Jo of Overton, Nev.; two sons, Tim (Candy) Hicks and their children, Nathan, Gatlynn, Hailey and Dylan, all of Maybell; Jimmy Hicks and his sons, Alex and Jonathon, all of Logandale, Nev.; a daughter, Michelle Hicks of Las Vegas; his mother, Helen Hicks of Roseburg, Ore., and one brother, Ron (Rosanna) Hicks of Drain, Ore. He was preceded in death by his father and one grandson, Justin.
Private family memorial services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary of Overton, Nev.
Michael W. Johnson
Former Craig resident Michael W. Johnson died Monday in Carson City, Nev.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Larkin Mortuary, downtown chapel, in Salt Lake City. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. April 17, 2004, at the Craig Cemetery. Johnson is the son of Beverly and the late Les Johnson of Craig. Memorial donations may be made to Moffat County Partners Inc. or Moffat County Crisis Intervention and Community Evaluation Team, both in care of Grant Mortuary.
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