Obituary: Preston W. James

Preston W. James

Preston W. James

Preston W. James

1925 - 2022

Born in Clarkdale, Arizona, to Abe James and Amy Fuller James on July 6, 1925 and raised in Cottonwood, Preston W. James served as a U.S. Navy motor machinist from 1943 to 1946 and achieved a ranking of 3rd class petty officer. He served in the South Pacific Theater, Asiatic Theater, and the Philippine Liberation. James was part of the U.S. Naval amphibious forces during World War II.

Preston married Ruth Francis Clark on July 3, 1948 at the Mormon Church in Cottonwood. They were married for 73 years. Ruth passed away in March of this year. Preston was retired from APS and living in Cottonwood. Preston was 97 years old.

Preston leaves behind his son Curtis (Nancy), step-grandson James Lytle and grandson Joseph in Utah.

Graveside service is set for August 31 at 10 a.m., at the Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale.

Information provided by his son Curtis.

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