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Adam Farnes Obituary

Adam Farnes, 23, died of injuries sustained in a March 2014 mudslide in Oso, Wash.

Adam Farnes lived with his parents, Julie and Gerald Farnes. His mother was killed in the slide; his father wasn't home at the time.

Farnes worked at Mountain Lion Glass in Arlington, according to a friend, Kellie Howe. The business was owned by Katie Ruthven and Shane Ruthven, both of whom were killed in the mudslide.

He grew up in Cordova, Alaska, worked as a police dispatcher, and volunteered as a Cub Scouts leader, friends say. "He was so proud of his family, and he had this old dog Emma he loved," Howe said.

Farnes played bluegrass on the banjo, bass guitar and drums. "He loved everything. He was that person," Howe said.

Courtesy of The Seattle Times
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