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James E Adams

James E Adams, born 17 Dec 1930 in Kalispel, MT. Died 6 Feb, 2024 in Mountlake Terrace, WA

Jim enlisted a total of 6 years, 1949 to 1956, in the U S Navy. He served 20 years as a Regular U S Army officer in the Corps of Engineers. The Military Record show entitlement to medals for Korean Service, National Defense Service with 1 bronze service star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign with 1960 Device, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service, Parachutist's Badge, Vietnam Service with 1 silver and 3 bronze service stars, Navy Occupation, Overseas Service (2) and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation. Upon retirement he served 10 years in Public Works in Edmonds and Mukilteo, WA.

He is survived by his spouse, Fern; his two daughters, Kathie Adams and Judi Wheeler, plus two grandchildren, Nicole Noel and Micah Wheeler.


Dear Mr. Adams,
This is Tu-Ha Nguyen and Tony Dondero. A little birdie told us that you had passed. Today is May 12, 2024. We are extremely saddened to learn of your passing. Myself? I have over 45 years of beautiful memories of you. When we first came to the US, you/Fern were always so kind to us. Taught us so many things about all things Americana. You took us out on your boat in the summer. We went fishing with you. You taught me how to fix things and what to buy in a hardware store. You taught me how to create a flower garden and vegetable garden. There were hundreds of things you taught me over 4 plus decades of knowing you.

Above all, you and Fern have always been the salt of the earth type of folks. I am grateful that you were in our lives. We will never forget you. We love you Mr. Adams. The world won’t be the same ever without you.

Tu-Ha Nguyen & Tony Dondero

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