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Ross Hollywood Chapel

4733 NE Thompson St, Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Beverly Alice James

December 23, 1931June 22, 2019

Beverly Alice James was born on December 23, 1931 and passed away on June 22, 2019.

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Kathleen Supove

July 8, 2019

Randy Woolf

June 28, 2019

I will deeply miss my dear sister (in-law), Bev. I loved staying at your home, eating your delicious meals, laughing at your jokes, and learning about you and your life. Thank you for all the time we spent together, and your wonderful wonderful daughters and grandchildren. I am honored to be part of your loving family. Playing music for you at the home, in your last years, was one of the most important and meaningful times in my musical life, and life in general. I loved seeing you light up, smile cry, and move when Kathy and I played for you. LOVE you and MISS you, Bev!!!

Kathleen Supove

June 27, 2019

I have this photo, more to come. Love, Kathy

Kathleen Supove

June 26, 2019

There's so much to say about my sister, Bev. It's such a strange thing to be here meditating on her passing, because more than anyone else on earth, I shared many passings with her. We were together when our Mom passed away, and she was the one who had the courage to answer the phone and tell Mom that our Dad couldn't be revived. One of the things I most remember about her was her courage and feistiness in the face of challenges and adversities. She was a self-made person who was a model for all of us: me, daughters Linda and Laurie, grandchildren, too. Allison, in particular, spent formative time with her. I was happy to be able to add to her life by playing music for her---almost to the end. The planet is a little dimmer without her: we miss her so much, but hope that she is at peace in her new place. I will look for some good photos to share, too. I love you all, family. Wish I could be there with you now. xoxox

Laurie Colley

June 26, 2019

Our mother was a remarkable woman, she was a giver, always doing for others, and was always so kind. She showed Linda and I and her grandchildren what love looked and felt like and was always so joyful and happy, no matter what. She was an incredible strong positive woman and would light up any room she walked in. I learned so much from her and will miss her deeply.

Love, Your Loving Daughter, Laurie

Linda Grebe

June 26, 2019

Dear Mom,
I see myself being so much like you. You taught me how to be a loving, caring, full of life and fun Mom just like you were to Laurie and me. I love spending time my grand children just like you did with your grand children Allison and Joey. They have such good memories of times spent with you. I will miss you dearly. You are now free to do all the things that Dementia took from you. I love you Linda

Julie Yochim

June 24, 2019

Dear Bev: Thank you for always opening your home to me when I moved to Portland to attend nursing school. You always enjoyed being the “2nd Mom” to all of us girls, me, Nan, & all the other girls. I met your twin daughters, Linda and Laurie, in 1974. To this day, Linda has been my very best friend. I think you already know how special she is, but I just wanted to remind the world of what a beautiful job you did. THANK YOU for that. Every time I was around you, you were upbeat & laughing. You always wanted to feed us! You loved men! LOL ... You used to give us advice on what to look for in a man! I remember sneaking in at night with Laurie at your beautiful house (Grandma Alice’s house?) in NE Portland after her and I had been out late on the town. I remember how loving and giving you were to Linda & Allison when they lived with you on Sandy Blvd. and how hard you always worked. It’s sadly fitting that you have come full circle, back to the place that helped sustain you in life, back to Ross Hollywood Chapel, and who will now gently help usher you along to a place of peace. I know how proud you were of Allison and Joey and how much you loved them. I am so happy you got to be with your great-grandchildren, even if it was for only a short time. Today, we honor a life well-lived and well-loved. Rest In Peace, Bev. Love, Julie Yochim