Former Juneau resident James L. Stansbury, 79, died Dec. 30, 2002, in Spokane, Wash.
Stansbury was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Spokane to Clifford Stansbury and Ollie McElroy. He graduated from Central Valley High School in Spokane in 1942, and served his country during World War II. He lived in Alaska - including Juneau from 1970 to 1983, when he was port steward for the state ferries - and in Hawaii for many years. His family said he will be remembered for his love of life and sense of humor.
He is survived by a son, Michael (and Susan) Stansbury of Roseburg, Ore.; daughters Maureen (and Wayne) Stringfellow of Manson, Wash., and Sheila (and Steve) Thieme of Spokane; nephew Ed (and Genie) Stansbury of Olympia, Wash.; three grandchildren and many friends from around the world.
Per his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital at 911 West 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204, or to Hospice of Spokane at P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.