James Lee Fife passed away peacefully at his residence on Aug. 22, 2019 after a long illness.
James loved being with his family and enjoyed many hobbies; he loved building and racing hydroplanes and cars and loved flying his remote control airplanes. He also loved his motorcycle and taking care of his Bonsai trees in Mariposa, a place he loved so much.
He is survived by his wife Lezley Fife; son, James Fife; daughter, Rhonda Wright; and sisters Patti Tucker and Vickie Bratcher.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Fife; father, Willard Fife; and brother, Bob Fife.
A graveside service will be held at St. Joseph’s cemetery in Mariposa on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mountain Crisis Services in James’s honor.