Gordon W. Adams

November 4, 2008

By Contributor

Gordon W. Adams, of Hoquiam, formerly of Issaquah, died in Hoquiam Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. He was 96.At his request, there will be no services.

Gordon was born April 30, 1912, in Gandy, Neb., to Moses and Maude Adams. He was raised in Gandy, where he graduated from Logan High School. He attended accounting classes in Lincoln, Neb. On Jan. 25, 1940, he married Ardith Will in Lincoln. Gordon served with the United States Navy during World War II and at the time of his discharge was a chief commissary steward. He and his wife moved to Issaquah in 1948. 

Gordon was branch manager of Whitehall Labs in Renton. He was a charter member of the Issaquah Elks, a lifetime member of the Issaquah Eagles and  Lions, and the Central Park Lions Club. In 1983, the couple moved to Moclips, Wash. In 1993, they moved to Ocean Shores and finally to Hoquiam. 

Gordon enjoyed gardening, fishing and travel. He was known to always be ready to lend a helping hand where needed. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Ardith Adams, of Hoquiam; two grandsons; and sisters Shirley Dain Coen, of Arnold, Neb., and Helen Figurski, of Glendale, Ariz. His daughters Arlana Adams and Sharon Carlson preceded him in death.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Central Park Lions Club, Seeing Eye Dogs, P.O. Box 1041, Cosmopolis, WA 98537.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

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