James Anthony Webster

James Anthony Webster

1936 – 2020

James "Jim" Anthony Webster, 84, passed away in his home on October 19, 2020, of natural causes. He was a Novato resident for almost 50 years.

Jim was born in San Diego, CA to Antonio and Emma Webster on October 17, 1936. He was the oldest of 5 children. His father was in the Navy and was gone much of the time serving on submarines during World War II and the Korean War. The family moved to Hawaii where his father was stationed when Jim started high school. Jim loved living in Hawaii. A natural athlete, he played both varsity baseball and basketball and spent as much time at the beach surfing as he could. He also played saxophone and made money playing in a trio.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly State University in 1960 where he also played basketball. He later received his Master of Science from San Francisco State University. He was a teacher and basketball coach at Las Lomas High school and later at College of Marin where he served first as Assistant Coach and later as Head Coach. He was chosen as Teacher of the Year at Indian Valley Colleges in 1982. Jim was passionate about teaching and coaching. He loved helping people. He had a big grin and an even bigger heart.

Jim is survived by his sons, Randy Webster and Peter Webster, as well as his daughter, Lisa Williams (Frank). He is also survived by his grandchildren Frankie Williams, Sidney Williams, Tonya Wessman, and Taylor Wessman. Also surviving are his four siblings Patricia Guisto, Diane Woods, Raymond Webster, and Bruce Webster.

There will be a crypt side service at All Souls Cemetery in Vallejo, CA on Friday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangement entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo.

www.TwinChapelsMortuary.com (707) 552-6696

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Published by Napa Valley Register on Oct. 27, 2020.
Graveside service
All Souls Cemetery
, Vallejo, California
Funeral services provided by:
Twin Chapels Mortuary
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I, too, was unaware that Jim had passed. Jim helped facilitate education seminars in Canada for more than 2 decades and profoundly affected many community college educators across Canada. His wonderful booming laugh was always a joy to hear and his spirit of generosity knew no bounds. He was a dear friend, a big brother to me and hands down, my favorite American golfing partner. My condolences to his family and his golfing buddies at Indian Valley – he is, and will continue to be, greatly missed.
Dennis McKernan
January 9, 2021
Jim...we loved you sooo sooo much. We didn't know you had passed. Our post covid visit will never happen. Rest easy friend. We will always have San Fran and Napa.
Teresa Menzies
January 7, 2021
I have just learned of Jim's passing and I extend my deepest sympathy to his family members. I met Jim through our connection with the Great Teachers Seminar. For more than 20 years he was a staff member at the Canadian Rockies GTS in Banff, AB. My goodness, we had fun times! I marvelled at his ability to immediately befriend every seminar participant. He was a great teacher and a wonderful person.
Judy Koch
January 6, 2021
Jim was my next door neighbor in Novato before I moved to Idaho
We shared many stories , many laughs and many adult beverages over the years God Bless Jim thanks for sharing some of your life with me and my son Andrew
October 28, 2020
So sad to see Jim has passed away, my heart goes out to his Family...He was a great person, always had a smile on his face. He loved his Golf as well. We had many good times playing Golf at Indian Valley, he will be missed...
Rick Voorhees
October 28, 2020
Harold Webster
October 27, 2020
Jim was an incredible man and probably one the nicest guys I have ever met. We played golf together and he always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace Jim. Thank you for enriching our lives with your presence. ZPascoe
Zach Pascoe
October 27, 2020
My neighbor and my mentor for many years. I got a doctorate and now teach about drugs just like Jim. You made the world a better place with your great teaching and great listening.
Melanie B Carlson
October 27, 2020