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Phillip Doyle Adams of Port Angeles lost his life in an auto accident on February 9, 2013. He was 69 years old.
He came as a late Christmas present to Port Angeles couple Harvey J. Adams Sr. and Harriette L. Hall-Adams on December 26, 1943.
After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he put his efforts toward his education, first achieving an Associate of Arts, then his Bachelor of Arts, before finally achieving his master's degree in education.
He worked for Boeing in Auburn, Washington, Rayonier in Port Angeles and spent the last 35 years of his career as a counselor at Peninsula College.
In his free time, he led the Adams Family Band and Country Gold as singer and lead guitarist. The group played at all the local venues and special events.
He was the president of his Eagles Club aerie and a member of the Sequim Valley Lions Club. Phillip was also a Jamestown S'Klallam tribal elder.
His Catholic faith was very important to him.
Phillip was married three times, first to Shari Coffman, then to Carol Adams and finally to Carolyn Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Adams; sons Gerry Adams, Darryle Adams and Eric Adams; daughter Sonja Darland; Carolyn's children, GBO Decal, Chris Jensen, Ron Hoy, Ronda Stampfli and Lani Kai Jensen; brothers Harvey J. Adams Jr., Mathew Adams, Paul Adams, Patrick Adams, John Adams and Robert Adams; sisters Florence M. Monson, Ann Adams, Margaret Adams, Mary Adams and Susan Adams; 41 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Harriette L. Hall-Adams; father Harvey J. Adams; and son Phillip Adams Jr.
A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, at Red Cedar Hall on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Campus.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to his widow, Carolyn Adams, at 106 South Jensen Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 15, 2013