ON THE SPOT – Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School students Kenny Helem and Alina Lebahn answer geography questions this morning during the final round of the National Geography Geobee. Alina won the competition when she identified Panama as the location of the Darien National Park. As the Sitka winner she will take an on-line test in order to travel to Anchorage for the state competition. (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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