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“Hi KathyJust returned from Arizona and saw that Jim had passed away. I am so very sorry!!I am glad I stopped in and saw your Dad last summer. Will...Read More »
1 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi KathyJust returned from Arizona and saw that Jim had passed away. I am so very sorry!!I am glad I stopped in and saw your Dad last summer. Will...Read More »
2 of 47 | Posted by: LARRY Rentschler

“My deepest condolences to the whole clan. Jim was the kind of larger than life character you never forgot. He will be missed. ”
3 of 47 | Posted by: Tom Murphy - Dublin, Ireland, UM

“I did not know Jim Bookey but I just happened to see his obituary as I was searching for members of his family on the internet. I met Pat and Peggy...Read More »
4 of 47 | Posted by: Marlene Roles - Williston, ND

“JIm was a great man and will be missed by All who knew him. May he rest in peace after a full life . It was a privilege to know him. Ken & Mavis...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: ken Lancaster - Soldotna, AK

“My prayers go out to the family having grown up with them and eating many a time at Bookey's while growing up Jim will be missed by many for years to...Read More »
6 of 47 | Posted by: Art Meyer - Mesquite, TX

“Ivremember Mr. Bookey since Inwas a chikd. I grew up in Kenai and woukd ride my bicycle to Bookeys to pickup some hamburgers and fries. I woukd...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: John Gonzalez - Anchorage, AK

“Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Bookey & eating his famous burger & home cut fries. Condolences to all the Bookey children and their families...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“Sincere condolences to the Bookey family. James had passion for life and always shared his energy when he came to the office.Bernard Farzin, MD ”
9 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“We have memories of Jim going back many years to when he lived in Kenai, and more recently at Wee Bees in Anchorage, always enjoyed seeing him. He...Read More »
10 of 47 | Posted by: Jim & CArol Anderson - Nikiski, AK

“My late in-law's Joe Redington Sr. and his wife Vi used to stop at Bookey's on Muldoon after a day of errands in Anchorage, they loved to sit and...Read More »
11 of 47 | Posted by: Barb Redington - Wasilla, AK

“We will miss him.May he dwell with the blessed. ”
12 of 47 | Posted by: Bill and Mary Alice Cook - AK

“Sorry for your loss. Your father was a good friend of my father. It was always nice to take dad over to Webees to see him. They had some nice visits....Read More »
13 of 47 | Posted by: Julie Bielefeld - Anchorage, AK

“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 »
14 of 47 | 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 »
15 of 47 | 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 »
16 of 47 | Posted by: Susie Marrs - Kenai, AK

“Our sincere condolences. The Hermansen family ”
17 of 47 | 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 »
18 of 47 | 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 »
19 of 47 | Posted by: David Curtistb m - Sequim, WA

“Kathy, Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ”
20 of 47 | Posted by: Dave Troutman - Dunnellon, FL

“Blessings to your family. What a wonderful man! Great food! ”
21 of 47 | 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 »
22 of 47 | 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 »
23 of 47 | 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 »
24 of 47 | 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 »
25 of 47 | 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. ”
26 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP SirYou are legendary to Alaska ”
27 of 47 | Posted by: Kandi Williams - Anchorage

“Thanks for your stories and words of encouragement. Kindness is never lost. Godspeed ”
28 of 47 | 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 ”
29 of 47 | 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 »
30 of 47 | 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 »
31 of 47 | 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 »
32 of 47 | 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 ”
33 of 47 | 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!! ”
34 of 47 | 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 »
35 of 47 | 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!! ”
36 of 47 | 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. ”
37 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“A legendary Alaskan with great food.RIP Mr. BookeyIt was always enjoyable talking to you at the restaurant. ”
38 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“May God Bless your family with peace & comfort. You & your wife were both wonderful people. Loved your restaurants. ”
39 of 47 | 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. ”
40 of 47 | 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 »
41 of 47 | Posted by: Lyndon and Donna Swaby - Kenai, AK

“A great man! You will be missed Mr. Bookey. Prayers to the family. ”
42 of 47 | 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 ”
43 of 47 | Posted by: Bill Grimm - Thailand

“Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
44 of 47 | 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. ”
45 of 47 | Posted by: Ethel Bronson - Camano Island, WA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you Kelly and your family. ”
46 of 47 | Posted by: Jim & Nancy Montgomery - Meridian, ID

“Sending love. ”
47 of 47 | 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 passing.

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