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Elizabeth McCoy James

1946 - 2024

Beth James passed away on 3 January 2024 at the age of 77. She was born in Seattle, raised on Bainbridge Island, and spent her entire adult life in Seattle. She married Edwin James in 1969 and gave birth to Matthew James in 1975.  Beth was beloved by Friends and Family. Warm, loving, caring and generous, Beth enjoyed hosting well-decorated small gatherings and giving gifts. She doted on her grandsons, William and Jack, taking them on road trips to the Oregon coast with Grandpa Ed when they were younger. Beth enjoyed her book club, athletic club, Tai chi, thrift store shopping, and watching mystery shows with Ed. We will miss Beth/mom/grandma so very much but we know she wants us to remember and cherish all our great memories with her. She wants us to be happy. She always wanted everyone to feel happy and loved. WE LOVE YOU


We are greatly missing her as you are undoubtedly. No one could ever take her place in our hearts. She's gone to be with the angels and we hope to join her some day.
Brian and Lynn

Beth was a lively and intelligent contributor to book club discussions! The group will miss her so much. As a neighbor, she was warm and welcoming and truly wonderful listener. I will miss her friendly chats!

Jane Witmer

I knew Beth through the book club and I always enjoyed her participation. She seemed to really enjoy the gathering and our book discussions, often having insight to share. And she always dressed so nicely! We’ve had one meeting since she died and we grieved her absence.
Sincerely, Zan Collier

Zan Collier

Words cannot express my feelings of the loss of my Godmother Beth! She was in my life from the beginning! So taught me many things and was like a 2nd mother to me...we spent so much time at their house. Her love and her friendship to me over my whole life has been amazing! You are dearly missed, however God needed another Angel! May your wings be lovely and I know that you are watching over all of us here! And I know one day we will be together again....hopefully not too soon!!!
Much love always and forever!!!

Tiffany and Fred

I knew Beth through our book club and neighborhood. She was kind, thoughtful and just a great person to know. I will certainly miss her presence!

Anne Rose

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