George Michael James
December 30, 1946 – August 11, 2020
George “Mike” James, aka Poppa, passed away on 08/11/2020 in Placerville, CA. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Ann James, daughters Shelley (Todd) Clarke, and Adriene (Todd) Gaudet. Grandchildren include Tanner (Sarah) Clarke, Taylor Clarke, Peyton Gaudet and Nicholas Gaudet.
Mike was a loving husband to Patti, as noted, for 53 years. They spent their young lives first in Southern California before settling in San Ramon, CA (Northern California). They purchased their first of many homes on Kittery Avenue where they met forever friends. They moved to their second home in San Ramon and after several years (1989) moved to Granite Bay, CA. Dad always wanted to open a hardware store specializing in customer service. The business thrived for approximately nine years before Dad & Mom decided to close shop. They moved to various areas in the area ultimately settling the last decade in Placerville, CA.
Mike’s pride and joy were his daughters and grandchildren. He taught numerous life lessons to all to include how to use a wrench, change oil in cars, mowing lawns, shooting guns, and basic life skills. These teachings are forever treasured.
The family will not be holding services at this time. However, a further date will be made to have a celebration of life “party.” In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Snowline Hospice c/o 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619