Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Randy Adams Memorial
Randy Adams Memorial

Randy Adams

Randy Adams

Monday, August 19th, 2019

On August 19, 2019, Randy “Grizz” Adams died at home unexpectedly.  Born February 19, 1959 in Mount Vernon, WA to Richard “Shorty” and Ethel Adams, he joined two brothers and a sister.

Randy grew up in Burlington, attended West View and Allen Elementary schools, and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School with the Class of 1977.  After graduation, he served on the U.S.S. Ranger out of San Diego, CA.  He would talk about travelling and seeing the world during his service.  Following an honorable discharge from the Navy, he came home and took his mom and Grandmother Adams to the East Coast.

When he returned, he asked his high school sweetheart, Kris Stump, to marry him.  She said yes, and they wed August 20, 1982.  In 1985, they welcomed their daughter, Shawn Marie.  In 1989, Randy was involved in a motorcycle accident and spent a long time recovering.  And he recovered well – in 1990, their son Nicholas Allen was born.  In 2006, Randy became a doting grandfather to Bailey.

Randy used the skills he learned in the Navy during his career as a mechanic and welder/fabricator.  He was very proud of his work.  Randy was a hard worker who would help anyone – he was a skin and eye lens donor.  He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast.  Randy was a hunter, member of the Skagit Muzzle Loaders Club, and shared his passion and respect for guns by teaching a hunter’s education course.  He was also a member of the Burlington Eagles Aerie #3242.  An avid fisherman, he had just returned from a fishing trip with several friends on the day he passed.

He is preceded in death by his dad, Shorty Adams; father-in-law, Dr. Fred Stump; sister-in-law, Sherry Adams; brother-in-law, Ralph Petter; cousin, Don Moe.

Randy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kris; daughter, Shawn; son, Nick; granddaughter, Bailey Green; mother, Ethel Adams; brothers, Tim (Pam) and Dan (Vicky); sister, Debi McRae; mother-in-law, Betty (Stump) Neff and her husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Kim McSheridan, Kerri Laird and Kelli (Chris) Stangel; former brothers-in-law, Bill McSheridan and Pat Beaulaurier; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, his “Moe-Adams” cousins, and his dog, Rusty.

A fellowship to share memories of Randy will be held Saturday, September 7, 1:00 pm, at the Burlington Lutheran Church, 134 E. Victoria St., Burlington, WA, with a celebration of his life in the spring, 2020.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Please share your memories of Randy and sign the online guest register.


  • Rey and Lupe Cantu

    Kris and family: I’m sorry for hearing about Randy’s passing, Kris you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, take care of one another. Miss you

  • Eric Nelson

    Kris and family, so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Had some great times with you guys back in the day! Not sure how many times Randy tossed me in the pool or dunked me, or both! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!,
    Eric Nelson

  • Estus Powell

    Kris and family. I am very saddened at the passing of my good friend “Grizz” He was with me on the fishing trip. He and I shared a room and he went with me on the trio to Westport. He really enjoyed his time fishing, He will be sorley missed. A friend always. Ken Powell

  • Carol Cavett

    Kris, Shawn, Nick and Bailey: We were so saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for all of you. He will be greatly missed. Our love, Carol Cavett and family

    hawn, Nick and Bailey, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing

  • Sandra Gutierrez-Holt

    Kris and family, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Randy was a good person and he will be missed. I am glad to know that he got to go fishing.
    Take care of each other. Loves.