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The Wyoming Archaeological Society

Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists

JAMES "JIM" CLARK MILLER    
      James "Jim" Clark Miller was born to Archie Glenn and Sydell Hoover Miller in Newcastle, Wyoming on August 2, 1955. He grew up on his father's ranch and spent his teen years in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Jim entered the Marines in 1973, fought bravely in the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1979. After his service, Jim obtained an Associate's degree in Anthropology from Western Wyoming Community College, a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Montana State University, and a Master's degree in Anthropology from University of Wyoming, where he was working to complete his Doctorate of Philosophy in Geology. 


He worked as a geoarchaeologist at many locations throughout the west and most recently as a Research Director for Dominquez Archaeological Research Group and a teacher at Colorado Mesa University.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by three brothers, Sid Miller of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, George Miller of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Gene Miller of Gillette, Wyoming; his son, Glenn "Rusty" Miller of Grand Junction, Colorado; daughters, Jennifer (Tristan) Ververka of Richey, Montana, and Vanessa (Gerald) Johnson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; and six grandchildren. Jim loved his son, his two daughters and his grandchildren and greatly valued his many friends, coworkers, and students. He also had a never-ending passion for research and investigation, which he endeavored to pass on to everyone he met.