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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July 2004
Photo caption: Junior League All Stars will compete in a tournament in Wrangell. From left are Bryn Calhoun, Chris Scott, Sean O’Neill, Ross Venneberg, Caleb McGraw, Richard Carlos, Jacob Houston, Coby McCarty, Bryan Lovett and Daniel Erickson.


July 1974

Photo caption: Volunteers leave the Yaw Building Library with loads of books being transferred to the new Orin and Betty Stratton Library on the Sheldon Jackson campus. SJC librarian Evelyn Bonner expressed appreciation to the community for the help.


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