Born September18, 1924; Died April 17, 2012 Joe was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada of American parents, Joseph E. Adams and Theresa Bettin Adams. It was a fragile birth and he was baptized by then Archbishop Joseph Henry of Edmonton. At six months old his parents returned to the states and settled in Marshaltown, Iowa. He graduated from Marshaltown High School in 1945. In 1947 he went to Vancouver, Canada with his parents and siblings. After working for 3 years he moved to the Seattle area. Joe and Marie Buzard were married in May 1952 and started a family. Joe is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Marie; his children, Kathleen, Joseph R. (Louise), Shawna (Gregory), Denise (John), Stephan (Cordel), and Thomas (Kim); his sisters, Joan McGehee; and brother, William. He was preceded in death by his children, Daniel, James, and Gregory; his parents; his two sisters, Rosemarie and Dianna; his brother, R. David; three grandchildren, Karen, Kimberly and Kala; and great-grandson, Jackson. He is also survived by many cousins in Canada. Joe and Marie enjoyed camping, R.V.’ing, and taking many trips to many places. Joe did income taxes for some sixty years retiring two years ago. He was much loved by his 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. We love you and miss you! Remembrances may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, 2911 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, WA 99224-5298. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 21st at 11 AM at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1240 NE 127th St., Seattle 98125. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery.