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Sherman Craig Adams (March 19, 1951 -January 22, 2024)

Sherman Craig Adams of Ethel, Washington, left his earthly home to be with Jesus on Jan. 22, 2024.

Sherman was born in Helena, Montana, to the late Gilbert and Mary Helen Adams on March 19, 1951. He grew up in Wolf Creek and Malta, Montana, where he had fond memories of hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

As a senior in high school, he moved to Spanaway, Washington, and later moved to Randle, Washington. He married his first wife, Joleen Auman, and loved being an "instant dad" to her four children, prior to the birth of their son Jason. Among other local sawmills, he worked at Cowlitz Stud mill for 19 years while operating a flower shop - Adams' Sweet Thoughts, taking school and sports photos and creating various pieces of art.

After a work injury, Sherman moved to Centralia in 1994, where he attended Centralia College and later began working at Century 21 Lund Realtors as an office administrator.

In 1998, he married Lynn Olsen and was again blessed with four more children.

Sherman and Lynn lived in Onalaska for many years until retiring and enjoyed spending time at their homes in Yuma, Arizona, and Ocean Shores, Washington.

Some of Sherman's favorite pastimes included singing with the Two Town Tuners barbershop quartet, playing cards, golfing, photography, attending church and spending time with family and friends.

Everyone who knew Sherman loved his quick wit and dry sense of humor. Sherman would want to be remembered as someone who loved Jesus and is now living pain-free with his Savior (and probably golfing).

Sherman was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Mary Helen Adams, son Lee Auman, and brothers Bill and Jim.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his sisters, Janet (Harold), Caroline (Dick) and Susie (George); children Margie Fuchs (Chris), Merry Music (Rod), David Auman, Jason Adams (Vickie), Dillon Olsen (Ericka), Kenzie Kelly (Shon), Luke Olsen (Heather), and Maggie Fuller (Mike); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Logan Hill Grange at 105 Hewitt Road, Chehalis, with a potluck to follow.


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