James W R Adams

Dec 25, 1936 – Nov 28, 2018

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James W.R. Adams passed away Nov. 28th. Jim was a devoted husband and father; he is survived by his wife, Lucy, three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, WA, the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State.  He retired from the Army Corps of Engineers as a Colonel.  He was the Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Vice President of Development for Madison Square Garden.  In retirement he coached several of his grandchildren’s sports.  In his spare time he avidly supported the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) eventually serving as President of the Washington Chapter.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, WA State Chapter, 19031 33rd Ave. W., Suite 301, Lynnwood, WA 98036 or the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Washington, 1107 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105


Thomas R ClarkIII
Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 6, 2019

My father, Thomas R Clark, West Point ‘48, sponsored Jim when he was a cadet. I was just 8 years old when he graduated but always remembered he and Lucy. I remember getting his cadet hat that he threw into the air at graduation. RIP Jim!

Jane Adams Walley
Lynnwood, wa
Dec 6, 2018

you will be missed you where my second dad and my father in law , i always thought you were a wonderful man and always looked up to as my son Robert (Lee) does now RIP Love Jane

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