James Bieker passed away January 24, 2014, in Palmer, Alaska. James was born in Chehalis, Wash., in 1929. James graduated from Elma High School and St. Martin’s College in Lacey. He raised a family in Grays Harbor and taught at St. Mary’s School in Aberdeen before moving to Wasilla, Alaska.
A memorial service was conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wasilla on January 31, 2014.