Jimmy about 2003
James (Jimmy) DuRuz set himself free on Sunday, June 24th. He did not mean to hurt his loving family or friends. In fact, he was gentle and loving to every living creature. James was an excellent student and leader, being the class president of both Beaver Lake Middle School and Issaquah High School. His awards and achievements are too numerous to list. He was a singer, musician, composer, actor, dancer and director. It was no surprise when he went off to Yale to continue his studies in theater and drama. After graduating, he had trouble finding his path, as he could accept the imperfections in everyone but himself. He traveled the world and worked with at-risk youth through Outward Bound until his death. James, our Jimmy, will be missed by so many people each day. In lieu of flowers, please do a loving act in Jimmy’s name. Please sign James's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember James forever.