- May 16, 1925 - March 12, 2017
- Anchorage, Alaska
of James' Passing
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“Jim is holding a cooking class for Saint Peter and guest as we speak! My Dad is there saying a prayer before taking the first bite of that juicy...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: david hutchings - soldotna, AK
“I was 21 years old when I moved from Oklahoma to Alaska. I first lived in the north wood apartments and visited the spenard wee bees often. That...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Charles Largent - Kenai, AK
“Condolences to the whole family. Mr. Bookry provided many wonderful memories for those of us growing up in Kenai. God's comfort and blessings to his...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Susie Marrs - Kenai, AK
“Our sincere condolences. The Hermansen family
4 of 34 | Posted by: Hermansen Family
“So very sorry my mom and dad and I can't be there to hug you all and remember Uncle Jim together. Warm memories bind us still, however. Our...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Colleen Bookey-Wilson - WA
“Sorry for your loss I first met Jim When i was living in Homer and then again in Kenai where i was managing the Carrs Grocery store whenever i was in...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: David Curtistb m - Sequim, WA
“Kathy, Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
7 of 34 | Posted by: Dave Troutman - Dunnellon, FL
“Blessings to your family. What a wonderful man! Great food!
8 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Sutherland - Anchorage, AK
“The thoughts and hearts of everyone at Hospice of Anchorage are with James' family and friends--our support is available to anyone in his circle who...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Hospice of Anchorage - Anchorage, AK
“Loved this guy, I enjoyed visiting with him at Wee Bee Burgers while I helped him grind meet or baked burns. Truly one a kind Old School operator. ...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Bob Stevens - Wasilla, AK
“Rest In Peace Mr. Bookey. Our Love and Prayers to all of your loved ones for their great lose. You will be missed by all that had the great...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Tim & Elyse Smith - Soldotna, AK
“I didn't know him personally but I've eaten at his restaurants since I was a kid and have seen him working/flipping burgers etc enough times to feel...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Kellee Voliva - Anchorage, AK
“So sorry for the loss of a GREAT man. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Johnny & Marcia tolly, Austin Texas.
13 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“RIP SirYou are legendary to Alaska
14 of 34 | Posted by: Kandi Williams - Anchorage
“Thanks for your stories and words of encouragement. Kindness is never lost. Godspeed
15 of 34 | Posted by: Chad Hahn - Anchorage, AK
“RIP Mr. Bookey. You will truly be missed by all. Thanks for being the worlds greatest "Gramps" to my sweet grandson, Dawson Lee. ❤ Sherrie
16 of 34 | Posted by: Sherrie Jones - Dallas, TX
“Jim was an exceptional man, my mother worked alongside Jim for majority of my childhood at Bookeys as well as WeeBees, he was always a joy to visit...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Amy Williams - Anchorage, AK
“Alaska food service legend. I used to go in as a kid with never enough change to get fries and bookey sauce. Great man, great chef and Alaska won't...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Marcus Johnson - Anchorage, AK
“Jim was my boss in the early 90's. I worked at Wee B's in their Eagle River location. I rarely made it to South Anchorage, but when I did we would...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Cindy Montgomery - Chugiak, AK
“My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.May the God of all comfort give you comfort. 2corr:2:,3,4
20 of 34 | Posted by: J T - OH
“After knowing Jim for over 30 years I will truly miss my chats with him at Weebees!You were truly an Alaskan!!
21 of 34 | Posted by: Pamela Stanley - Village Mills, TX
“May the warm memories of Jim be carried in your hearts forever.Jim is just a thought away. I loved his smile and warm greeting whenever I came into...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: jan ford - anchorage, AK
“I worked for Mr. Bookey right out of high school. He was my first boss when I learned to be a waitress!! I LOVED his burgers!! He will be missed!!
23 of 34 | Posted by: Marilyn Connell - Soldotna, AK
“OUR CONDOLES TO THE BOOKEY FAMILY. WE HOPE THE FAMILY CAN FIND COMFORT IN GOD'S WORD AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. ISA 33:24.
24 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“A legendary Alaskan with great food.RIP Mr. BookeyIt was always enjoyable talking to you at the restaurant.
25 of 34 | Posted by: A friend
“May God Bless your family with peace & comfort. You & your wife were both wonderful people. Loved your restaurants.
26 of 34 | Posted by: Pat Davidsen
“Sorry for your loss. Jim was always a friendly msn when we went into Wee B's. We enjoyed the stories he told. He will be missed.
27 of 34 | Posted by: Bud & Tiger Gish - Anchorage, AK
“Our Sympathies go out to all of the Bookey family. We know it's not easy losing the ones that we love...we do have all the wonderful memories that...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Lyndon and Donna Swaby - Kenai, AK
“A great man! You will be missed Mr. Bookey. Prayers to the family.
29 of 34 | Posted by: Kellie Nichols Polder - Tacoma, WA
“To all the Bookey's Family and friends. Very sorry for your lost. Jim was a good person new him since 1969. love his hamburgers fry's. RIP Jim
30 of 34 | Posted by: Bill Grimm - Thailand
“Thoughts and prayers are with you.
31 of 34 | Posted by: Ace Davidson - Clarkston, WA
“Kathy Thanks for taking such good care of your dad. Shannon, Jim, Kelly and Pat, I will keep you all in my prayers.
32 of 34 | Posted by: Ethel Bronson - Camano Island, WA
“Thoughts and prayers are with you Kelly and your family.
33 of 34 | Posted by: Jim & Nancy Montgomery - Meridian, ID
34 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Rorrison - Kenai, AK
James was born on May 16, 1925 and passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
James was a resident of Anchorage, Alaska at the time of his passing.