Obituary:James H. Hill

Kingman icon James H. "Jim" Hill passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010. He was born June 25, 1937, in Seattle and moved to Arizona in 1975.

Jim had three loves in his life. First and foremost was his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lavonne A. Hill of Kingman; his brother, William H. "Bill" Hill of Bullhead City; four children: daughter, Renai Hill (Brad Suing) of Kingman; son, Mike Hill (Kari Jo) of Kingman; daughter, Kathy Cutshaw (Curtis) of Kingman; and daughter, Carrie Walker-Hill of Kingman.

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jim also loved the car business, and training and racing thoroughbred horses. Among his many professional accomplishments were AIADA National Quality Dealer of the year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jim was also honored with multiple Thoroughbred Owner of the Year awards from Turf Paradise Race Track and Horse of the Year at Emerald Downs Race Track.

He owned and operated 66 Auto Sales for 35 years, along with many other successful Kingman business ventures, both past and present. He loved Kingman and often referred to it as "God's Country."

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was deeply loved and will truly and forever be missed by so many.

Funeral services for James H. "Jim" Hill will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St.

The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers donations to Kingman Cancer Care Unit.