More detail on this person: Jim Hicks James Sydney "Jim" Hicks, age 65, died Monday, April 5, 2004 at Mountain View Hospital, in Las Vegas. He was born July 28, 1938, in Astoria, Ore. to Elmer Brown and Helen Eugene Wimberly Hicks. On April 26, 1968, he married Josephine Ann Babon in Brewster, N.Y. Jim grew up in Roseberg, Ore. After graduation and some time in college, he entered the U.S. Army, serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. 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 gather wild horses and burros. He performed many other services for private and government agencies, such as fish and game, search and rescue, power line patrols, game counts, fire fighting and seismic work. His work led him to homes in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado. From 1984-1997 he lived in Maybell, Colo. and finally to his home in Overton. He loved his work as a pilot and he enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Jo of Overton; two sons and one daughter: Tim (Candy) his children, Nathan, Gatlynn, Hailey and Dylan, all of Maybell, Colo.; Michelle of Las Vegas; Jimmy his sons, Alex and Jonathon all of Logandale; his mother, Helen Hicks of Roseberg, Ore.; and one brother, Ron (Rosanna) of Drain, Ore. He was preceded in death by his father and one grandson, Justin. Private family memorial services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary.
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