James Richard Adams


September 3, 1941  –  July 4, 2021


James Richard Adams

Jim Adams, 79, of Seattle, WA, was born on earth, September 3, 1941. He was born in Heaven on the 4th of July, 2021. Jim passed away given the diagnosis of cancer, while in the peace of his home and with his entire family. He was surrounded by the Love of his Life: His bride, Marilyn Adams, and their kids, as they shared favorite memories and played his favorite music at his bedside.

Jim’s pre-college career included various specialties – from cutting meat to parking cars to washing windows, working for his father in-law’s asphalt paving business, and bartending. He graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Marketing in 1967. He went on to work as a financial consultant – for larger investment firms in Seattle, and prior to retirement, in a smaller, more personal company he founded: Sound Investments. Jim was an ever-positive man with ceaseless faith and countless, wise mantras he constructed, regardless of the challenges at hand. He was humble and unafraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or tears in his eyes for the people and things about which he felt passionately. Jim loved to enjoy a competitive game of cards, croquet or crib with family, or his cronies, and loved to respectfully debate a political topic. He loved to read the newspaper. Jim LOVED to dance! He loved to man the grill at family gatherings. Jim was known for his words of wisdom, his huge smile, multiple, favorite sayings, e.g., “’Nothing more important than the 3 F’s: Faith, Family & Friends,” in addition to his dedication to celebrating the lives of his loved ones.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn (Strena) Adams; children, Sam Adams (Jim Everett); Nicole Adams (Eric Olson); Nickolaus Adams (Trina Adams) his brother, Jerry Adams; his sister in-law, Sandy Adams; his niece, Debbie (Lauren) Thompson; nephews, Gus (Rachel) and Parke Adams. He is also survived by his 3 cherished grandchildren, Kat Kirby, Alex Kirby and Gracen Adams. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Jason Adams, who went Home in 1980, in addition to his parents, Bob and Arlene Adams.

Funeral services will take place at St. Therese Catholic Church on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 10:00am. A reception will follow on site at St. Therese Catholic Church at 926 35th Ave Seattle, WA, 98122.

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