Dr. Freburn L. James, 87, of Zillah died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Just Like Home Resident Care in Sunnyside.

He was born March 11, 1921 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Freburn and Aelola (Clark) James.

He is survived by his two daughters, Cherelyn Strickland of Mabton and Karyl Kieper of Portland, Ore.; one son, Donald F. James of Zillah; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina W. James; and one brother, Richard.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the American Cancer Society through North Star Lodge Memorial Foundation, 808 N. 39th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902.

Those wishing to sign Dr. Freburn's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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