Claudia Virginia Ziaja James

April 15, 1948 - June 3, 2024
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Claudia Virginia Ziaja James

Claudia was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Sacramento area with her family when she was a young child. After graduating from St. Francis High School in 1962, she attended Chapman College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in health science and later a master’s degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento. Claudia lived for a brief time in New York City but was eventually called home to Sacramento. She married the love of her life, William James, on Sept. 15, 1984. She passed away after a long-fought battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Claudia is predeceased by her parents John and Virginia, husband William, brothers John and David and sister Nicky, and survived by brothers Paul and Michael, stepdaughters Patrice and Kelly, and nieces Becky and Sarah