Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
James Eason Memorial
James Eason Memorial

James Eason

James Eason

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

James ‘Jim’ Joseph Eason, age 94, passed away January 2, 2023, at 10:58PM  in Burlington, Washington.  He was born July 10, 1928, in Bellingham, WA to Vert and Elizabeth Eason.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corp. and was a WWII veteran.  Jim married Jerry at age 22 in San Bernardino, CA and they spent 69 years together before she passed in 2020.  They moved all over the West Coast and raised six children.  They spent 20 years in Hollister, CA and enjoyed dancing, singing and making many friends.  Jim was a skilled truck driver, who worked up until his 80’s, spending time driving all over the west coast and even a few years on the Alaska Pipeline.  He was an avid golfer, belonged to many golf clubs and spent many years marshalling at the Pebble Beach Pro/Am.  He enjoyed shooting pool with his sons, playing pinnacle, spending time with his large extended family.

Jim is survived by five children, James (Teresa) Eason, Vert (Gloria) Eason, Wally (Michele) Eason, Patti (Rick) Whalen, Linda (Bob) Smith; his sisters, Verta Hudak and Lillian Rouleau; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a few great-great grandchildren; great niece, Alysha Lindvig; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings, Joy Bennett, Candy Lentz, Walter Eason; his son, Jerry Wayne (Jan) Eason; grandson, Vert Eason, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 11:00am at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, WA with a viewing starting at 9:00am.  Share your memories of Jim and sign the online guest register.


  • Alesha Carpenter

    I miss hearing your “woohoo!” All the time Jim! Work is not the same without you there. You are so missed!
    Rest in paradise!❤️

  • michele eason

    You poured your heart into my dearest husband. You told him how much I cared for yo. How grateful you were to have me as a daughter-in-law. Your endless love will con tinue to bind us as a a family. Rest in Peace Papa. Mush.

  • Kim Anderson

    Give Momma Jerry a hug please.
    Love and Prayers to all Family and Friends.
    Once after the Earthquake I was in the camper, and it started shaking, as I bolted out of it, There you was Jim, laughing your head off at me! Trying to tell me You were shaking it.
    Thank you for taking us in as family.

  • Connie Longanecker

    My sincere condolences to all of the Eason family for their loss. Its always hard to say goodbye, but he certainly left a beautiful legacy with all of you.

  • Deb

    So very sorry. for you and your families loss . please know I am loving on you right now!

  • Cindy

    Grandpa, I will miss you. You were such a great man in my life. I remember sitting on the counter watching you shave in the mornings. I enjoyed spending weekends with you and grandma, baking cookies (peanut butter only because you liked them best), watching football and movies and taking road trips to Washington. I love you. I know you are with grandma now. Rest easy.

  • Curtis and Susan Buatte

    Deepest sympathy to the family, sending our love and prayers to you all..You will be surely missed uncle Jim you may Rest In Peace..We will holds all the memories me made and Thank you for being you. We love you 🙏🙏🙏

  • Julie

    Jim and family,
    We just wanted to say we are sorry for the loss of your father. I saw your fathers obituary and remembered yrs ago. I haven’t seen you Jim in probly 50 yrs. Not sure if you even remember me, but you milked cows for my dad in West Mt.Vernon.
    Our Sympathy, Julie and Jeff