Vivian K. Adams

Vivian Katherine Adams

October 22, 1925 – May 25, 2013

      Vivian Katherine Adams passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on October 22, 1925 in Watertown, South Dakota.

      During WW II Vivian was employed by Boeing supporting the war effort. She retired from Boeing in 1984 after 34 years of service. She was a master seamstress, including sewing, quilting and crocheting. She was also an expert pie baker and loved fishing, camping and exploring the country in her RV. Vivian also loved bowling and dancing. Her greatest passion was her family.

      She is survived by her husband John Adams of Bainbridge Island; children Diane Schwank of Bainbridge Island, Denise Nelms of Orlando, Florida, Gail Smith of Issaquah, WA, Mark Adams of Bainbridge Island, WA, Jean Adams of Georgia, Diane Martin of Taledo, WA, Janet Jizba of Omaha, Nebraska, Margaret Oswald of Anchorage, Alaska and Anna Parana of Seattle, WA; and brother, Vern. There are 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a dear family friend Denise McKelvey. Vivian was preceded in death by her siblings; Arlie, Roy and Carl Bell.

      Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9-10:45 AM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow the Mass in the St. Monica Room. The interment will take place at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island at 2:30 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to: Franciscan Hospice.

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