John Leonard Adams

Seattle, Washington


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John Leonard ADAMS 1/5/54 ~ 10/16/01 Beloved son of Leonard and Mary Adams (both deceased) and brother of Lizbeth Anne Adams, who survives him. He is also survived by his nephew Chase Cooper. John was an extraordinary musician, a mathematician, an artist, and a poet who had a kind and gentle...

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Dear Liz,
While I feel so sorry for how John's life unwound, I must tell you how brave and strong you are to pursue the truth. Sometimes we do this for our family's sake, but it always makes us accomplish what we didn't know we could. thank you for setting a powerful example for others.

John was destined for greatness. We all knew it. We all saw it. That beautiful, brilliant man with the voice of an angel. His fingers could make his guitar sound like it was made in heaven. Maybe it was. John is gone from this world, but think of what heaven has gained. My sympathy to you and you family for your broken hearts. John is destined for greatness. Thank you for sharing him with us.

I know several people who are going through similar problems. John is my age, and the kind of people I hung out with back in the 70's, so I found an affinity to him. You have done a wonderful thing here in your tribute to him.

I remember John, playing piano and singing with a friend at i believe Spirit Lake , the first days of Evergreen . Was touched by his soulful playing and singing to this day . Thankyou John and Liz !
John Yesberger

I saw this on the news today and it sparked a memory from so long ago. I couldn't help but look up why John Adams was familiar to me and found out it was the John Adams I grew up near. I remember you and John from my early days on the Island at Groveland Park neighborhood. Having experienced loss at a young time in my life, I can't imagine what you have been through with all of the years of uncertainty. While not real close to John I remember him hanging out in our group and his kindness...

Dear Liz,
Thank you so much for sharing John's story. Your tenacity in finding what happened to him a testament of sisterly love.
When we were all at Evergreen, you and John would sing The Sisters of Mercy so beautifully that to this day I cannot hear, hum, or sing it without thinking of the two of you.
The last time I saw John, he was up on Broadway in Seattle singing and playing splendidly. We had a fine visit, talking for 1/2 hour or so. He didn't ask, but I gave him the...

I happened across John's obituary in the paper and felt such a beautiful presence within the photo of him. I was surprised to see he had the same birthday as my spiritual guru Paramhansa Yogananda. Perhaps very sensitive, creative souls like John's have a harder time with the density and challenges in this physical realm. Let's remember to see the Light
in all. Blessings to his family.

"Tuesday afternoon.
I'm just beginning to see,
Now I'm on my way.
It doesn't matter to me,
Chasing the clouds away."

I've thought of John often lately; I'm so sorry to have to catch up with him like this.

It was an honor to know him! So talented, such a great heart – and he was so cool!

Our prayers and love are with with you Liz.

My sympathies, Virginia Lockwood,Bellevue, friend of your mother and father.