Jamey C. Adams was born April 25, 1960 in San Antonio, TX, and passed from his spirited life March 2, 2013 at his home in Colville at the age of 52. Much to his despair, the family left Texas when he was 10- years-old and moved to Portland. There he attended elementary school, Beaverton High School, and finished off with two years of engineering at Portland Community College. Jamey worked in machine manufacturing, ultimately owning and operating Amcor in partnership with his dad and best friend, Bud. He always said Max, (his Springer spaniel) was his best salesman. Growing up, Jamey’s adventurous side led him to be¬come a master windsurfer. He also loved motorcycle racing, skiing, scuba, and the solitude of sailing. He spent many years working with the Special Olympics Ski Program in Portland, a source of countless favorite stories. Jamey moved to Colville around 1998 where he worked in the Colville School District and later for Colmac Coil. It is in Colville that he met and married the love of his life, Barbara. Together they enjoyed trips to Cancun, Baja, and the Dominican Republic, golfing, boating, snowboarding and windsurfing. He enjoyed meeting friends at the Elks Lodge, and also loved playing dominoes and cribbage, which he cheated at shamelessly. Jamey was preceded in death by his parents, GW (Bud) and Shelly Adams; his most loved and faithful Springers, Max and Texas, and Molly the cat, who he said he never liked, but she knew better.
Jamey will be remembered for the joy he brought to living and his willingness to charge into adventure. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Barb; sisters, Holly Isaman and husband Cliff, Kent; Laury Olson and husband Dennis, Lynnwood; and Wendy Sowles; Las Vegas, NV; 11 nieces and nephews, and nine great nieces and nephews.
“Love you Ham, today, tomorrow, and the next day.” Per Jamey’s request, there will be no memorial service held.
Vitiation will take place at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Jamey’s name to the Opie-Coxie Memorial Golf Tournament.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.