James Roswell Fairfield, 94, of Coupeville died May 10, 2022 at Whidbey Health.
James was born July 11, 1927, in Wayzata, MN. He graduated from the University of Minnesota after serving in the Navy at the end of World War II. After college, he worked for a large accounting firm in Minneapolis and eventually started his own accounting business. In 1980 he moved from Minnesota to Coupeville aka “God’s Country” and continued his accounting business. His passion in life was the game of golf. He learned the game as a caddie, played on the University of Minnesota golf team and didn’t put down his clubs until he was 93.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, children daughter, Sharon Ziegler (Dave), son Gary (Debbie) and daughters Debra, Heather and Anne Marie, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Helen and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roswell and Florence Fairfield and brother-in-law’s, Joe Stewart and Michael Ames.
A graveside service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville.