Sunday, August 14, 2022


Jim Stanley Cleland

03/07/1944 - 11/06/2021

James “Jim” Stanley Cleland passed away on Nov. 6, 2021, at the age of 77, in Roseville, CA, near his hometown of Colusa, CA. Jim was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and he was surrounded by his loved ones in the hospital in the weeks leading up to his death.

Jim Cleland was a Sargent E-5 in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 and was a citrus farmer in Terra Bella, CA for most of his life. Jim’s true passion was fishing, and he enjoyed a dream “once-in-a-lifetime” fishing trip to Los Barriles, Mexico this past summer where he and his wife Tricia caught sixteen Marlin!  

Jim married the love of his life, Tricia, 35 years ago.  Together, they raised German Shorthair Pointers, enjoyed fishing on the Sacramento river near Colusa, CA, and enjoyed fishing trips to Baja California.  Jim is survived by his wife Tricia Cleland, brother Tom Cleland, mother-in-law Litha Tomlinson, daughter Tracy Dietz, son Jamie Cleland, step-daughter Sheree Dutton, and six grandchildren: Tate, Taylor, Lexi, Eva, Christopher, and Connor.

Jim will be remembered for his love of life, great sense of humor, compassion for others, passion for good fishing, good cooking, and good friends.  Jim will be honored in a memorial at the Colusa Golf and Country Club, 2224 State Hwy 20, Colusa, CA 95932, 12 PM to 3 PM, on Dec. 18, 2021.


More obituaries

Doris Jenkins

Oleta Kalfsbeek

Mike Smith

James Newton Polander

Diana Lynn Sanapaw Muniz