James A. Lemmon

James A. Lemmon

2/7/1940 ~ 10/2/2012

Mostly silent about it, he fought a brave and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He chose to live life to the fullest to the best of his ability...until he could no longer.

He leaves behind his beloved family, wife Ginny of 45 wonderful years, three children Angel Mike (Jonna) and Bowe; 8 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition his mother, Geraldine, sisters Ginger (Paul) and Mary Anne (Tom) and brothers Jerry (Sally), Bob (Janet) Tom (Sandy) Mike (Joy) and Bill (Julie). His father Al, daughter Jodine, brothers Rick, John and Chuck all preceded him in death.

Jim's life was mostly centered on travel, often with his kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews included.

The Square Dance World was very important to him too, spending 17 years running "Promenade Dance Center" and publishing "Promenade around the Sound" along with an online Square Dance mail order catalog.

He also enjoyed Mariner's Baseball, Huskies and Seahawk Football and golf.

We all loved him very much and he will be very missed by all. If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever.

A memorial service will be held Friday October 5th at St Francis of Assisi Catholic church at 11:00 a.m. @ 15226 21 Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

He would wish that those who remember him consider being an organ donor, giving the gift of life.

Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, 2012