Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Ernie Adams Memorial
Ernie Adams Memorial

Ernie Adams

Ernie Adams

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Floyd ‘Ernie’ Adams, 77, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away in Seattle on August 25, 2019.

Ernie was born in Bellingham on November 27, 1941, one of seven children of Floyd & Betty Adams.  He was raised in Bellingham and attended school at Harmony Grade School until the mid-1950’s when the family moved to Day Creek.  He attended Sedro-Woolley High School, graduating with the class of 1960.

In the early 1960’s Ernie served his country in the U.S. Army.  After his discharge he returned to the Skagit Valley where he began a long career as a truck driver, first driving log trucks for several logging companies and then as a dump truck driver for ICI Construction until his retirement in 2009.

On December 9, 1972 Ernie was united in marriage to Edith Gibbs Sanders and together they made their home in Sedro-Woolley until her passing in 2010.

Ernie was an avid Seahawks fan, he enjoyed going golfing and fishing, watching old western movies and playing poker with his friends at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles.

Ernie is survived by his children, Sandi Sutton of Sedro-Woolley and Randy Sanders and his wife, Bev of Burlington; three brothers, Ed Adams and wife, Nancy of Puyallup, Danny Adams and wife, Loretta of Bow and Phil Adams and wife, Karen of Sedro-Woolley; two sisters, Cynda Hume and husband, Bill in Oregon and Sandra Adams of Marysville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; sister, Gladys Thramer.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor John Batts officiating.  Interment will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery followed by a potluck fellowship at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Contributions for Ernie can be made at any Banner Bank.


  • Cindy McGuiness

    I met Ernie at the United Hospital Fitness Center in 2018 and when I found out that he and my son Sean both worked at Interwest Construction in Burlington, we struck up such nice conversations. Ernie was so gentle and sweet and what impressed me so much about him was how humble he seemed. Ernie asked me so often how my son was doing since Sean returned to college to earn a civil engineering degree; his thoughtfulness really touched my heart. I always looked forward to seeing Ernie at the Fitness Center.

  • Chuck McIntyre

    On behalf of the McIntyre’s from Day Creek, I want to offer our condolences to the Adams family. I have several fond memories of Ernie, starting when I was about 11 or 12 when Ernie was working on the farm. The stories a fun to remember, but best told in person. I also have good memories of the rest of you five Adams. What a great family. I won’t be able to make it to the services but are thinking of you. So, to Ed, Dan, Phil, Sandra and Cinda, I’m very sorry for your loss. Ernie was a good guy!

    Chuck McIntyre

  • Shelly Lemus

    Grandpa i have so many memories with you and grandma its so hard to pick just one to talk about. You have always been there for me and my kids making us feel so loved.You are a great man i will miss you so much but i know you are where you have wanted to be for a long time and that is back by your love wife’s side. The last week i have spent by your side has been so hard but i would have not changed it for nothing in the world.I know you and grandma are watching over all of us each day holding are hands throw good times and bad. We will all be ok because of the love you both have shown us. Grandpa be feel and rest in paradise with grandma intell i see you again i love you from the bottom of my ❤ forever and always shelly ur grandaughter

  • Sandi Sutton

    To one great man you were not a Step Dad to me you were a Dad you married my Mother and loved her with all the love you could give you never said step daughter I was always your Daughter and will always be till we meet again you were the best Dad and and Grandfather I could have ever asked for you loved us with so much love and showed it in so many ways I will cherish and hold those memories forever in my heart I am so happy you are at peace and with Mom please give her a big hug and tell her and David I love them and miss them so much till we see each other again I love you and will miss you dearly

    Love your Daughter Sandi

  • Jill Zavala

    Love you so much grandpa I will miss you every day. Thank you for raising me and treating me like I was you own child . Rest in peace with grandma for eternity.