James Alexander Ritch, Jr., was born in Wenatchee, WA, on August 2, 1959, toJames and Lola Ritch. James was known and loved by many. James spent his youthin Peshastin, WA. As an adult, he spent his time involved in 4-H, squaredancing, riding bulls, fishing, camping, or anything else that involved theoutdoors. James married the love of his life, Jacqueline VanWell, on June 17,1978. He worked hard to provide for his family as a janitor for the EastmontSchool District for 20 years.