James Milton Powell
August 31, 2010
James Milton Powell died August 26, 2010, at his home in Park City.
Born on March 10, 1923 in Powell, Wyoming, Jim was an avid skier and mountain climber. In WWII, he served in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division. He was wounded in action in Italy and was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for his service. After completing his master’s at USC, he met and later married Jacqueline Dill. Together, they had four children and lived in California, Europe, New York, and Park City, Utah.
In the early 1970s, Jim opened the Utah Coal and Lumber Restaurant with the assistance of his family members. An active Park City community member, he wrote for The Park Record, participated in town meetings and befriended many Park City locals. In the later years, he traveled to Nepal and met a Nepalese artist, Kalyan Rai. Through his Nepalese connections, Jim and the Park City Library started a book donation program.
Jim Powell is survived by his loved ones, Jacqueline Powell, Nick Powell, Guy Powell, Sally Powell-Ashby and Molly Powell.