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October 25, 2013
So sorry Carol to hear about Don. Indian Ridge will not be the same without him. Especially to us outside guys. He was always so kind as were you. I pray the Lords peace that passes all understanding be with you and your family at this difficult time. Hope to see you soon, Carol...Lute
October 25, 2013
But we do not wish you to be ignorant about those who have gone to their rest, brothers, in order that you may not grieve the same as the others do, who do not have a hope. 1 Thes. 4:13
October 24, 2013
Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget Coach, I am so thankful you came to Colorado and I was fortunate to get to know you through my dad Fred Casotti. May you always remember the wonderful 61 years you had with each other.
October 23, 2013
In 1988, Coach James met with a group of Redmond Jr. High students. The meeting was a reward for outstanding grades and accomplishment on the athletic field.
The first thing Don asked was, "how many of you go to church"....the conversation went on and a young man asked, "what are your goals this year?". Coach James replied, to run a marathon and read the Old and New Testament front to back! That got their attention! and they didn't have Books on Tape!
What a guy. What a program. People like Don James and Mike Lude VERY rarely come along and we Huskies were the beneficiaries.
Tib Plughoff, Omak, Washington
October 23, 2013
Dear Carol,
I have so many wonderful memories of Coach James and you during our time with the team. He was an incredible man, a great role model for the student athletes, as well as the staff, with high standards and concern for everyone. Needless to say, he was a great coach, as well. May God bless you in your time of mourning. Patty (Hall) Woodruff (former wife of Rick Hall)
October 23, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May God be of strength and comfort during this difficult time. John 16:22
October 22, 2013
My dearly departed Father (Warren "Toar" Haines) was a cousin of Donny James and he always spoke so highly of him. I extend my most sincere condolences to the family of this dear man.

In Prayer,
Ronda (Haines) Pett
October 22, 2013
Blue skies sandy beaches tropical waters
October 22, 2013
I graduated from UW Dec'91 and promptly drove down to attend the Rose Bowl (against Desmond Howard and the Michigan Wolverimes) - we shared the national championship that year with Miami. What a great graduation present.

My heart goes out to the Jes Family and Husky Nation. Our generation in Seattle have been so privileged to have the best and classiest in our sports scene and Don James lead the way And set the tone.

Thank you and Godspeed. We will never be able to repay you for all you gave us.
October 22, 2013
In 1988 I was in Don's office with a group of redmond Jr High athletes being rewarded with a visit. One of the young men asked Coach James what his personal goals were. Don replied, "his goals in 1988 were to complete a marathon AND read the Old and New Testament. he is in a better place.
Tib Plughoff-Omak,Washington.
October 21, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. Please let God's word comfort you.
October 21, 2013
Don was my coach at FSU in the early 60's and what a great man he was. He lead me to be captain of the '63 team and play football in Canada, but he was so much more. He raised a wonderful family and had a great career. The world will be a lesser placed. I loved the man. God bless his family. I am broken hearted.
October 21, 2013
I am so sad to read of Don's passing. I know you must be devastated. You have been on my mind all day and I am praying for you and your family. May God be with you. Ann and Tom Diuk
October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
He was nothing but class and the best coach I ever played for, even though he was just a young assistant at Michigan and i later played for Bo Schembechler and Don Shula.Peace be with the Family.
October 21, 2013
Sally and I were deeply saddened to hear of Coach James death. During the time I coached at UW he was the source of great support and advice. Coach James and Carol represent all that is good about college athletics. The world of athletics has lost a great example of reaching the top of a profession with honor and humility. Sally and I attended the same church with the James family, and know they are comforted in knowing he is in the best possible place.
October 21, 2013
So sorry for your loss. My father always spoke very highly of him. He has left quite a legacy, even outside of football.
October 21, 2013
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. The days ahead will be difficult, but in the days to come
the peace and happiness that we hope for will be fulfilled on an earth wide scale. All living then on will receive
life forever on a paradise earth with all needs cared for. Isaiah 65:17, 21~23
~Celena Simmons~
October 21, 2013
May God the hearer of prayers comfort the James family during this difficult time.-Psalms 65:2
October 21, 2013
Were sadden to learn of Don James passing, but we all know he is in no pain & in great hands of our wonderful Lord Jesus. What a great man, with such a caring, loving heart! We got to meet him when he offered to come to my best friend Ron Gipson's campaign event! Everyone was so happy to see him & Warren Moon, they were both so unselfish & would love to give up time for a fellow Football player if he needed it.Our Prayers are with you Carol & Family & Friends of Don James. We'll all meet up him someday & have so much to talk about & share. God Bless.
October 21, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Don James. Grief can be so hard, but our loving Heavenly Father can help us to cope.-2 Corinthians 4:7. he can give you the power beyond what is normal. May hos love ad support help you through this difficult time of grief that the family and friends are enduring. May you all keep the close memories of him close to your hearts.
October 21, 2013
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
October 21, 2013
Don James was not an "unknown" when he left Kent State. He had made a name for himself and was a great coach at Kent. Rest in peace, Coach James.
October 21, 2013
sorry for the loss,may you rely on the Creator who will give you peace generously."Happy are those who mourn,since they will be comforted...matt.5:4....~~~~
October 21, 2013
Thank you. We will never forget the Dawg Father. Peace be with you.
October 21, 2013
May Don fond memories stay close to your hearts.May the God of all comfort and peace be with your dear family.
October 21, 2013
May the God of comfort bless you during this time of sorrow.
October 21, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family of Don James. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort be with you in the days ahead-Romans 15:5. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
October 21, 2013
May your soul rest in peace with the Lord and thank you for the wonderful football memories during my college years at Kent.
Thomas J. Murphy -KSU Class of 1974
October 21, 2013
He took Kent State, my alma mater, to the Tangerine Bowl in 1972. What a great man. Too young to leave us. My condolences to his family.
October 21, 2013
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