James Franklin Jonasson went to rest with his Lord and Savior on May 24th, 2012 after a courageous battle with heart complications.
James was born to Frank and Janice (Wiles) Jonasson December 12th 1939 in Burlington WA where he was raised and attended school and worked the family farm. He went on to a career at the WA State Department of Fisheries and later became a truck driver for Oak Harbor Freight Lines. James also enjoyed his volunteer work for Helping Hands Food Bank and his church.
James was united in marriage to Barbara Lynn Galbreath on February of 1961. They made their home throughout Washington State, returning to Burlington in 1977. James enjoyed word working, Boy Scouts, hunting, and most of all… traveling (managing to visit most all 50 states, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, and all across Canada).
James helped run Skagit Systems with his son James Ethan from 1993 to 2005.
James is survived by his wife, Lynn at the family home in Lyman; five sons, Paul, Mark, Bryce and his wife, Amanda, Joseph and his wife, Kim, and J.E., and his wife, Tina; grandchildren, Jessica, Kristina, Ryan, Devon, Derek, Dennis, Paul Jr., Courtney, Dreydee, and Leah; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Chloe, Cheyenne, Caleb, Peyton, Ricardo, Maria, MacKenzee, Brittlee, Sarah, Adrian and Brier, .
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Church of God of Prophecy, 27962 Hoehn Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, with a Graveside Committal Service immediately following at Green Hills Cemetery, Burlington, followed by a reception back at the Church.