James Close, 81, of Concrete WA passed away April 18th 2021 at home after a valiant battle with multiple health issues. James was born on December 16th 1939 to David and Ester Close in Bellingham WA. He was an Airforce veteran and a 30 year firefighter of the Everett Fire Department where he served with honor and distinction. After retiring he loved gardening and spent many hours caring for his yard. Seeing a well manicured yard was so gratifying to him. James is survived by his wife of 40 years Patricia, his children Darren and Curtis. He was preceded in death by his son Trent. Stepchildren Michael, Jeffrey, and Kristen. Grandchildren Jessica, Allison, Catherine, and Allissa. Great Grandchildren Henry and Eleanor. He will also be missed by his siblings Carol, Tom, Ken, Judy, Susan, Don, Stan, and Kathy. He was preceded in death by his sisters Joanne and Betty. He will also be missed by his special cat Peach. At His request there will be no service.

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