|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1935|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2011|
Marcia Noyes James, 76, passed away in San Clemente, CA on July 31, 2011. She was a beloved wife, mother, and friend.
Marcia was born in Dayton, Ohio to Marjorie and MacArthur Noyes. She later moved to Palatine, Illinois, where she met the future love of her life, Charles B. James, II. They were both fourteen years old.
Marcia attended Palatine High School, where she was a cheerleader and an honor student. Following high school, Marcia attended Northwestern University. She was an active member of The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Marcia spent her summers on Cape Cod.
Chuck and Marcia married in 1956 when Chuck was attending the University of Wisconsin. They had three children, Mac, Laurie and Chuck. The James family then relocated to Florida, where Marcia pursued her love of painting. Her work was exhibited in numerous art shows, including a dual show with her son, Mac (also a painter) at the Union League Club in New York City. Marcia's work is owned by many private collectors.
During their time in Florida, Marcia and the entire James family became avid tennis players. It was also in Florida where Marcia designed three James homes. She also deigned a James home in Dallas. These homes were featured on Tour of Homes.
During her life, Marcia was always active in the arts including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Dallas Ballet.
Marcia and Chuck retired to Orange County, CA in 2001. Marcia was an active member of the Laguna Art Museum along with literary organizations including the American Association of University Women and local book and poetry clubs.
Marcia James will always be remembered as a beautiful, kind, loving, giving, and selfless woman who touched everyone with whom she came in contact. She remains in our hearts, thoughts, and lives forever.
Marcia is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Charles B. James II, and her children, Mac, Laurie, and Chuck.
A private interment will be held at St. Andrews by-the-Sea in San Clemente, CA.
A celebration of life memorial will take place locally in the early fall.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on August 7, 2011.
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Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
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