James William Foley, 62, of Anchorage, Alaska, succumbed to lung and brain cancer at home surrounded by his family on December 2, 2012.
Jim was born in California on January 8, 1950 and moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1953. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing on the Kenai River, and tinkering in his garage. Jim was always there to help a family member or a friend with any project. Jim was a soft spoken man and those who had the privilege of knowing him will miss his smile and his words of wisdom.
Jim worked for Safeway for 28 years until he was forced to retire October 1, 2012 due to his illness.
Jim is survived by his wife Sue of 44 years; sons Jim and Tom; daughters Tami and Cyndi; granddaughters Samantha, Amber, Melissa, Megan, Katelyn, and Elizabeth; and grandsons Dakota, Alex, Michael, Steven, Dalton, Preston, and Robert; great-grandchild (to be born June 2013); sister Shirley Valenzuela; niece and nephew Teri and Dave Forrester, and many more loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and uncle; he will truly be missed.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Botts Foley; brother John Foley; sister Bobbie Hart, and nephew John Rogers.
A remembrance of life gathering to spread his ashes over Sleeping Lady will take place in the summer of 2013 for his friends and family.
Arrangements were with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel; www.janssenfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012