Betty Jean James
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December 3, 1925 ~ February 11, 2015

Betty Jean (Gish) James, 89, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Feb. 11, 2015. She was born in Soldier, KS.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Valerie James, Joanne McBride, and Janet Allan; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Phyllis Erkkila-King, Earl Gish, Vernon Gish and Ivan Gish.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 54 years, Gerald A. James; loving partner, Leland Spicer; her siblings, Golda Sanford, Verna Adamson, Willard Gish and Elbert Gish.
A memorial service will be held on Sat., Feb. 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood Place, Plaza Bldg., 2nd floor, 5320 NE 81st Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 22, 2015.
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February 28, 2015
Aunt Betty such a tender, warm, sweet person . Forgot to sign the guest book today at the memorial. My Mom her sister will miss her dearly. Always thought they would grow older together. Such a shock that she is gone already. The video and music were wonderful. What a colorful and wonderful life she had. So evident that her children have her qualities.
Norma Goss
February 25, 2015
My condolences, Betty and Gerry were like grand parents to me . Growing up golf. My father would have wanted so much to be here for you, god bless Duane otterson
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