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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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James Allen Loop Memorial
James Allen Loop Memorial

James Allen Loop

James Allen Loop

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

James Allen Loop, 85, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away at Birchview Memory Care facility on November 12, 2022. Jim was born  December 3, 1936 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He grew up in Clear Lake, WA and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1955, after which he would go on to pursue a 38 year career with Puget Power.

Jim had a passion for riding motorcycles, cabinet making, woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their school functions. He spent countless years attending the University of Washington Husky football games and loved hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Jim could always tell a great joke or story.

To carry on his memory are his son, Richard (Teresa) Loop and daughters, Sharilyn (Rick) Matthews, Mendy Bucy and Marcie (Keith) O’Bryan. He was a beloved Papa to grandchildren, Sean (Amy) Bucy, Jay and Steven Bucy, Tegan (Alex) Stratton, Ian (Michael) O’Bryan, Katie Matthews and LeAnn Matthews;  great grandchildren, Jace, Shay, Roanan and Aubrey. His loved ones also include his sister, Gayle (Don) Hull; brother-in-law, Kenny (Jodi) Gundersen; nephew, Brian (Tracy) Hull; niece, Kristin (George) Alvarez; Marlow (Matt) Finlinson and their children, Harper and Campbell, and special friend, Lou Ann Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldred Loop and Evelyn (Christiansen) Loop; his wife, Myrna (Jo) Loop; son-in-law, Jim Bucy.

Jim loved his family and friends and spoke of them often. Our sincerest thanks go out to the staff in the adult care unit of Peace Health United Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, Birchview Memory Care and Nurse Colleen with Hospice. Per Jim’s wishes there will be no funeral. The family will honor him after cremation at a private graveside service.

The family asks that any heartfelt donations be gifted to Hospice of the Northwest Foundation, 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, in memory of James Loop. Share your memories of James and sign the online guest register.


  • Terry &Bev Davis

    I meet Jim at Day creek. We bought a cabin next to his and were welcomed by this kind and humorous soul. Spent several evenings swapping stories and memories of life in the Skagit valley with Jim.We always looked forward to seeing him. Jim will be Missed.
    Our condolences to Jim’s family

  • Kristin Alvarez

    A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong.

    And that’s what we’ll do as we move along, is remember the good times because now you are gone.

    My ultimate favorite memory of my Uncle Jim was at a Luau held up at Day Creek, about 20 years ago. There was a band playing and him and I danced together. It makes me smile to think about! He had some great moves and he did know how to have fun. Just like his Dad, my grandpa, I will miss seeing his truck pull in!❤️

  • Lloydene Jenkins

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing he was such a nice man to the king family reunion at his place my thoughts and prayers are with his family

  • Julie Rodman

    Jim “Pop” to me never treated me like just his granddaughters friend, but as his own granddaughter from the start. Every morning we’d park in front of their house before school where he and Nan would be standing there in the front window waving at us. I’ll miss his hugs and his sense of humor the most. He truly was wonderful and he’ll be missed always. Love you Pop. ❤️

  • Ron & Mary Holmes

    Our most sincere Condolences 🙏
    I always enjoyed talking with him, He had a smile that would cheer you up & great stories
    Have great memories of going to Husky’s football game allot laughs and fun. Jim will be missed my the Woolley community

  • Patrick Hayden

    Jim was my last link to Sedro Woolley’s round table at the old Gateway. I enjoyed working with him, and appreciated his sense of humor and his self-depreciating attitude. In many ways, he was The Last Man Standing of his group. I will miss him.