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Aaron Matthew James


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Aaron Matthew James Obituary
Aaron Matthew James went to sleep for the final time Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
Aaron was born July 7, 1967, in Fairbanks, the second youngest child of the six children of Bill and Lois James.
He was raised in Fairbanks and had a love for the outdoors and learning. He spent most every moment enjoying the beauty of the outdoors whether in Arizona where he spent time working for the Arizona Board of Game and Fish; living in Portage so he could be close to skiing at Alyeska; or simply being in Fairbanks where everything he loved was close.
He never stopped learning; he completed his master's degree in American Indian studies at the University of Arizona.
We all knew he was going to be a leader with our young people. He always had a gift with young people and he also had the natural gift of teaching.
Aaron's love of his family, especially his nephews and nieces, will comfort us in the upcoming days; he will be remembered as the fun uncle who took his nieces on daring ski trails and always had time for a board game or a movie. He lived his life to the fullest for his short 50 years on Earth. Aaron leaves us with a never-ending smile and love for so many; you can't think of him without it bringing a smile to your face. He leaves the legacy of a gentle, loving man that we will never forget.
Please join us for a gathering to celebrate this amazing gift of an uncle, brother, cousin, son, stepson and friend at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Ken Kunkel Community Center for a potluck in which we will have a time of sharing and a time to celebrate his life.
We will keep everything simple, as Aaron would have wanted, and remember him by wearing our flannel shirts and comfy clothes.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Nov. 29, 2017
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