In Memory

James Hoon (Teacher)

James Hoon (Teacher)

James Hoon taught U.S. History, Economics, & Reading.

James Lesco Hoon(1930 - 2017)

James Lesco Hoon

Jim passed away peacefully after a long illness on January 29, 2017.

He was born on May 14, 1930 in Spokane delivered by his grandfather at the Rockwood Clinic which was founded by his uncle, Bill.

His great grandparents crossed the plains from Keokuk, Iowa and homesteaded in Dayton, Washington where Jim was raised by his paternal grandparents. After two years at WSU he enlisted in the Army and served in Korea between 1950 and 1952 as the company clerk in a MASH unit.

Upon his return, he graduated from Central Washington University and began a teaching career in the Edmonds School District. Shortly thereafter he became a Husky, and received a Master's degree in Education from the University of Washington. He worked with special needs children for the bulk of his career and retired as a case worker.

After retirement he bought an orchard in north central Washington and raised apples for 16 years!

He impacted many people's lives and will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, integrity and concern for others.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, his "beloved Ruby"; his brother Tom; nieces Shannon, Roxane and Whitney; his children Robert, Laurel, Richard and Randall; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

At Jim's request no service is planned. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice .

Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 12, 2017