OPENING SPLASH – Chaix Mooney shoots out of the water slide at the Mt. Edgecumbe Aquatic Facility Wednesday night. The pool was officially opened to the public Wednesday with an open swim. Scheduled public openings are lap swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 a.m.; and open swims 5-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The pool has an eight-yard lap pool attached to a walk-in therapy area and diving well. Other features include a climbing wall, dual diving boards and a water slide. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Elmer Adams

Services for Elmer Russell Adams  will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 12, in the SEARHC Chapel, third floor, with a gathering immediately following at the SEARHC Cafeteria Conference Room C.
Elmer passed away Oct. 27, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. He was 85.
He was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Juneau, the son of Katherine Costa and Gus Adams Sr.
Elmer attended Sheldon Jackson High School in Sitka, in the early 1940’s. He was an avid basketball player, and played for the Juneau ANB. He enjoyed dancing when the occasion arose, and was known for his smooth moves on the dance floor.
He was a commercial fisherman, fishing in Bristol Bay, and also worked on the Alaska Pipeline.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Gus Adams Sr. and Katherine Costa; brothers Wesley Jones and Wally Jones; and sisters Winona (Beargeon) Jones and Wilma Jones-Nordmeyer. All the siblings attended Sheldon Jackson High School.
Survivors include his brother, Gus Adams of Sitka, and niece Jean R. Adams of Edmonds Wash.

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