Mary Jo James

Mary Jo James born December 19, 1944 in Everett, WA to Monacella and Leroy Henry passed away December 12, 2022 surrounded by family in her home. She graduated from Marysville Pilchuck High School in 1963. After high school she participated in a relocation program beauty school at Mr. Lee’s Beauty School in Vancouver, WA. She came home to marry her high school sweetheart Leonard James, with whom she had four children, Hanford, Jana, Lisa and Derek. Mary Jo was a homemaker, Tulalip Entertainment Center Session Supervisor/Manager and employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She is preceded in death by her parents, Monacella and Leroy Henry, sisters Loretta James, Donna Cooper, Patricia Cheer, Elizabeth Henry, brothers Woodworth (Bunny) Henry, Patrick Henry, Oliver Henry, Morrie Henry, Hanford Henry, Duane Henry children Hanford James and Derek James. Survived by brother Leroy Henry, sister Annette Napeahi, children Jana Nordahl and Lisa James-Rodriguez, numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.

A funeral service for Mary Jo will be held Monday, December 19, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Tulalip Gathering Hall, 7512 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Mission Beach Cemetery, Mission Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271. December 12, 2022