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October 11, 1939 - August 14, 2021. Anne C. 'Cathie' James, 81 of Gaston Died Saturday, August 14, 2021, at her home.

Cathie James

               Anne C. "Cathie" James, 81, a resident of the Gaston community, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, August 14, 2021, at her home.

Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.

Anne Catherine James was born on October 11, 1939 in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of the late Alphonso O. West and Grace (Windle) West. She was raised and received her education in the communities of Pasco, Washington and Sumpter, Oregon, graduating with the Baker City High School Class of 1957.

Cathie was always known for her warm hospitality. She greeted people with her warm smile. She always was able to make a wonderful impromptu meal from what was in the cupboard. She loved to cook for people, and it showed. She turned it into a career and started cooking at the Waterhole, a local restaurant in Unity, Oregon. She then started working at the senior center and Sumpter Junction in Baker City, Oregon. Cathie then relocated to Gresham, Oregon in 1998 to be closer to her daughter and family. She spent the last five years living with her daughter Annette and son-in-law, Jim in Gaston, Oregon where she enjoyed watching the farming community at work, spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

      Cathie attended Old Town Church in Forest Grove. She enjoyed watching sermons and reading her Bible. Among her special interests, she enjoyed crocheting blankets for her family, gardening, and cooking.

       Cathie was preceded in death by her parents, Alphonso West and Grace (West) Alexander and by her son, Tony James.

        Survivors include her two daughters and a son-in-law, Annette and Jim Stark, of Gaston, Oregon and Georgia James, of La Grande, Oregon and her brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Jan Alexander, of Unity, Oregon. Also surviving are her four grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Melissa Stark, of Cornelius, Oregon; Tamara and Johan Spycher, of Cornelius, Oregon; Kyle and Michelle James, of Oregon City, Oregon and Travis James, of Lewiston, Idaho; her seven great grandchildren, Lilly Stark, Brady Stark, Thomas Spycher, Eleanna Spyche, William Spycher, Hannah James and Evan James; her nieces and nephews, Pam and Pete Kerrsgard and grand nieces, Julianne and Emma of Lorane, Oregon and Brian Alexander, and his late wife Mary Kay of Florence, Oregon

        In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to ones choice to honor her memory.

         To sign the online guestbook or to send the family condolences visit www.fuitenrosehoyt.com. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is entrusted with the arrangements. 

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