Barry Wood James, 43, of Yakima died Tuesday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. James was born in Richland. He had taught in the West Valley School District since 1992. In 1996, he began teaching second grade at Apple Valley Elementary School.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah James; a son, Aaron James, both of Yakima; his parents, Lee and Carolyn James of Olympia; and a brother, Brad James of Redwood City, Calif.

Memorial service will be at noon Dec. 15 at the West Valley Junior High Auditorium. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.