James Bryson

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James Bryson | Obituary,

James Bryson

James "Jamie" Bryson died of Parkinson's disease Aug. 8, 2016, at home in Paonia. He was 81.

James Stuart Bryson was born in San Francisco in 1935 to Stuart James and Stella Elizabeth Bryson.

Mr. Bryson was a sailor, a bush pilot and a journalist. He circumnavigated the world in his 30-foot sailboat and edited newspapers on the neighboring islands of Wrangell and Petersburg in southeast Alaska, flying his small plane between the two villages. He founded and ran a flight school, operated a resort in Sonora, Mexico, authored two books and countless magazine articles.

He enjoyed cycling, poetry and classical music.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marjorie; sister, Diana McGraw, formerly of Hotchkiss; seven children; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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