Doris Vivian James
Doris (Dorie) Amtmann James was born in Weehawken, NJ on July 19, 1931 and died after a short illness in Kirkland WA on Jan. 4, 2013. She was raised in NJ but after 50+ years the NW and Mercer Island were home. Hiking in the mountains and beach combing the Pacific Ocean was a passion she shared with various hiking groups across the state and her family. Her love of sports-Husky and Seahawk Football, The Seattle Sounders and anything her grandchildren were participating in was known to all. As an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, she helped establish and run the Emergency Feeding Program. She worked and volunteered at Seattle Children's Hospital for nearly 40 years. She is survived by her brothers Neal (Coupeville) and James (Uxbridge MA) Amtmann, daughter Melanie Lee (Steve), sons Jeffrey James (Lori Claudon) and Chris James, and grandchildren Joshua and Jessie Lee, Alex James, Joe James, and Chase, Hadley and Campbell Gunnell. A service will be held on 1/19, 1:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Mercer Island, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' name to Seattle Children's Hospital.