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Vera Adamson


1934 - 2017
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Vera Adamson

Vera Adamson, born May 5, 1934, died at the age of 83 on September 21, 2017, surrounded by family. Vera was born in Seattle and raised in Edmonds, the second of five children of Jens Peter Sorenson and Doris Bradshaw. She attended Edmonds High School and kept contact with her Edmonds schoolmates. At the age of 16 she got a job at Colgroves restaurant. This started her 42 year career at such restaurants as Ray's Boathouse, the Hungry Turtle, and the Arts Food Center Cafe, near her home in Ballard.

Vera married Earl Adamson in 1998 and they lived in Kenmore. She called him the love of her life. They spent their retirement years together: square dancing, traveling the world, and entertaining in style for friends and family. Vera was active in the Ballard Emblem Club 216, serving 3 terms as president. She was especially known for her Victorian Tea fundraisers. Earlier this year Vera moved back to Ballard to be near friends and family. This exciting new season in her life was sadly cut short.

Vera is survived by her daughters Deborah Keppler and Lorraine Silva; her grandchildren Deanndra Keppler, Derrick Keppler, Tucker Silva and Madison Silva; her sister Diana Dennis; many nieces and nephews; and step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she dearly loved.

Vera was predeceased by her husbands: Robert D Smith (the father of her children), William B Striker, and Earl W Adamson; and by her siblings Carl Sorensen, Hugh Sorensen and Lorraine Berg.

A memorial service is scheduled for October 9, 2017 at 11:00am at

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

14514 20th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA.

Remembrances may be made to "Mary's Place," "The Bridge Care Center" or the .
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 1, 2017
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