James Edwards Mills passed from this world January 21, 2013, in Phoenix, Oregon at the age of 63. He was born in Yreka, Calif. March 14, 1949, to Linn and Thelma Mills of Etna, Calif.

During this past year, Jim has shown himself to be a true warrior as he battled the ravages of diabetes and end-stage renal disease. His family would like to express their gratitude to all the exceptional people who cared for him and helped in his recovery. We also send our heartfelt thanks to his dialysis family who support each other as only they can, and the workers and doctors who care for them as they battle this most difficult illness.

Jim is survived by his parents; and his two sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Girdner Funeral Chapel in Yreka, Calif. Online condolences can be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.