September 25, 1962June 9, 2021

Janet James, age 58, of Auburn, Washington passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Janet was born September 25, 1962 in Seattle, Washington. She was adopted into the large loving family of Robert Stevens and Dorothy Woods. She graduated High School in Seattle in 1981, before starting a family of her own.

Janet was a long time employee of the Mukleshoot Casino where she enjoyed serving customers, being with her co-workers, and getting to be the social butterfly she truly was. In her spare time Janet loved to travel. Some of her favorite places to visit were Jamaica and Thailand, amongst many others. Janet is preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved son Mario Smith. She is survived by her husband of over 16 years Joe James, her Daughter Arianna Green, step son Javon Morgan, and a total of 5 grandchildren, as well as her brother, and 5 sisters; Joanna, Annette, Suni, Dorothy-Ann and Martha, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives.

Janet will be dearly missed, and a memorial service in her honor will be held at a later time. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the James family.


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Elizabeth Anderson

June 24, 2021

Janet shared joy for all that knew her, especially my children. Janet always had a huge smile or a hug for you just when you most needed it. Janet was super thoughtful. She was by far our favorite server EVER during her time at the Seattle Yacht club dining room. She Always had a stash of tattoos or stickers for the kids and they Loved and adored her. Mostly she always asked How you were doing. She truly cared about people, not just being good at her job. She brought joy to us every time we saw her. She was Missed when we didn’t get to see her smile and hear her voice at SYC and we are sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. Prayers to her family and friends.

Deanne, Phil and John Calvert

June 24, 2021

Our family knew Janet from the Seattle Yacht Club where Janet was widely known to be a “kid whisperer” - kids loved her and she could always coax a smile and some good behavior from the exhausted little ones. She was an extraordinarily warm and hospitable person with a gift for building community. Condolences to all the family and loved ones and especially Annette.