James McGranahan died Monday just before noon after suffering a fall Thursday evening while walking home from a neighborhood party.
McGranahan, 74, took his wife Merri Ellen to SeaTac Airport Thursday and that evening went to a neighborhood party. On the way home he apparently slipped on the ice. Friends helped him home and Friday he indicated to friends he was feeling OK. Saturday a doctor urged him to get a cat scan, which reportedly showed no problem.
Ted and Carol Wier said they received a routine e-mail from McGranahan Saturday afternoon.
He was scheduled to pick up his wife at the airport Sunday noon but when she called to tell him her plane had been delayed there was no answer. Mrs. McGranahan called a neighbor to check on him and they found him on the floor in a semi-conscious state. He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance and Monday morning he was declared brain dead and taken off life support.
A longtime Lakewood resident and Tacoma architect, McGranahan retired from his practice several years ago. He moved to the Olympia area a few years ago. He was a longtime and active member of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and the architectural associations in the area.
A memorial service is being planned by the family.