James Linton

Obituary of James Sam Linton

James Sam Linton, age 87, born in 1936, in Seattle Washington to Mary and Allen Linton, passed away peacefully in Puyallup, WA, Friday, January 12, 2024.  Jim attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1957.  After graduating, Jim enlisted in the US Air Force where as Captain James Linton he met and married Alice Dobie in 1961.  Jim and Alice moved to Edmonds, Washington where they had two daughters, Suzy and Sherri, raised their family and enjoyed 61 years of marriage.


Jim and Alice enjoyed traveling, camping, backpacking and spending time with friends and family.  Jim and Alice were avid Husky fans spending many weekends on the Montlake Cut watching crew races. They were also Husky Football Season ticket holders for 50+ years. Jim was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Jim is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Allen E. Linton, and his wife Alice.  He is survived by his brother Robert Linton (Marlene), his daughter Suzanne Doyle (John), daughter Sherri Linton (Tyler Huff). He is also survived by five grandchildren who knew and loved him as Papa.  He adored; Joseph, Ian, and Sam Doyle, Emily and Elle Holzman and great grandson Liam Doyle.


As per Jim’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. In lieu of funeral services please raise a glass, to life.

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