James Hill of Sequim passed away from heart failure at the age of 96 on September 21, 2013.
He was born on April 20, 1917, in Chicago to William F. and Jessie (Melrose) Hill, and lived in Illinois until relocating to the North Olympic Peninsula after his retirement in 1982.
He served in the U.S. Army from March of 1941 to October of 1945 and achieved the rank of master sergeant. He then took a position with Illinois Bell Telephone.
James married Shirley R. Noll on June 5, 1948, in Oak Park, Illinois. The couple were together until her passing on July 20, 2007.
James leaves behind his daughter, Donna J. (Howard) Hess of Bothell, Washington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He is reunited with his loving wife, Shirley, and his son, Kenneth Allen Hill.
A funeral will take place at noon Friday, October 4, at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, 108 West Alder Street. A graveside service will follow at Dungeness Cemetery, 2153 Lotzgesell Road in Sequim, at 1 p.m.