Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
James  Perkins Memorial
James  Perkins Memorial

James Perkins

James Perkins

Friday, January 4th, 2019

James William “Jim Bill” Perkins, 59, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle on January 2, 2019.

Jim was born on September 27, 1959 in Tacoma, WA, the son of Thomas & Carol (Holbrook) Perkins.

The Perkins family settled in Sedro-Woolley in 1972 and Jim attended and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1977.  After high school he worked as a commercial fisherman for 3 years, did some farming and earned a Business Degree from Skagit Valley College.

Jim worked alongside his father, Tom, managing the Perkins Variety Apples Orchard for many years and then as owner/operator of the Eagle Haven Winery from 2000 until its sale in 2016.

Jim enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, going for cruises in his ’67 Chevelle, but mostly just being with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Mariah Kurpuis and husband Austin of E. Wenatchee; son, Evan Perkins of Burlington; father, Tom Perkins of Mount Vernon and brother, Thomas Lee Perkins of West Port; He was preceded by his mother, Carol Perkins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from Noon to 3 pm at the Eagle Haven Winery in Sedro-Woolley.  Memorials in honor of Jim are suggested to American Cancer Society.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Annie & BJ Nersten

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Perkins family. Jim Bill was one of the sweetest people we knew. We will miss his smile. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by all.

  • Becky Johnson

    We lost a great dad and friend RIP.
    Your friend and classmate,
    Becky Johnson

  • Irene & John Orestad

    We were so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always so friendly and kind to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially Jim’s sweet son Evan. We know Jim meant the world to him.

  • Anna Shepler

    Will miss his smiling face and happy attitude. Happy memories of mini biking in the hills beside the farm! Such a sweet spirit💖Love ya Jim Bill

  • Fritzi Lawler

    What a delightful and friendly also loving man he was. He will be missed with his loving and happy smiles!! Bob and I enjoyed visiting with him during apple season! Thots and prayers for his loved dad and family!!