OBITUARY

Adam Paul Jolie

4 February, 196925 February, 2020
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Adam Paul Jolie was born February 4, 1969 and received his wings to heaven February 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his adoptive father Arthur Jolie, and guardian father Michael Adams. He is survived by his guardian mother Laura Sandoval-Adams, friend John Walker, and many friends and family who will miss him greatly. Adam was blessed with the services and care from Bethesda Lutheran Communities for 31 years. He enjoyed day program at Faith Village in Kansas, continuing when he moved to Colorado in 2014. Special Olympics, summer camping, Night to Shine proms and outings kept Adam the social butterfly. Adam enjoyed music, burgers, pizza, and a bottomless beverage cup. He loved girls, and holding their hands was his joy. He loved their scrunchies, hair ties, and stuffed animals. He blessed the lives of those around him with his silliness. Always the joker, he loved to make others smile. Sherman House manager DJ and his caregivers kept him stylish, well fed, handsome and happy. Adam lived life to the fullest due to the care and ingenuity of Bethesda Lutheran staff. His phrases will shine on as we have adopted them into our own vocabulary. To know Adam was to love him.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, 8 March , 2020

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Fe lice Vega

March 8, 2020

My memories of Adam are few and I remember Adam as a lovely friendly and sincere individual. He had the verve for living positively.

My key memory is of a day when I was visiting my family in Pueblo and Adam and I were alone in Laura's home, in her living room. One of the cats jumped onto a mantle and was cat walking.

Adam burst out with this comment directed at the cat:

...you'll tear the house down! I laughed so hard and Adam turned to me and laughed w/me. I've kept that moment in my ❤ ever since.

Barb Parrish

March 8, 2020

Adam, I met and learned of you 33 years ago when I moved to Kansas. I worked with Laura at my first job in Kansas. Back then I thought that you were very lucky to have Mike and Laura in your life. But you know what, they were the lucky ones. They were able to share and show me compassion. Godspeed Dear Adam, Barb

John Walker

March 6, 2020

I am a good friend of Adam Jolie's guardian/adoptive mother, Laura Sandoval-Adams. I have known Adam for 7 years, and was with Laura when we moved him from Kansas to Colorado on Amtrack. We were so concerned moving him to Colorado because we thought he would miss his Kansas home where he had lived for more than 25 years. To our surprise, Adam settled into the Bethesda 'Wellington House' in Denver without any problems. He used to say "Kansas don't work no more". I will always remember Adam as a pleasant easy going guy in his own world that was attracted to girls. He loved to be around girls, and always wanted to hold their hand. He loved to go out to eat and get a hamburger and a coke. His favorite place was Twin Peaks in Denver because they had young pretty girls giving him lots of attention. I will miss him very much, and will always remember him as a pleasant happy guy who was very blessed to have Laura and her husband Mike as his guardian/adoptive parents, and Bethesda Luthern Communities and their dedicated staff as his caregivers, especially at Sherman House. I was so blessed to have known Adam for a short time. God Bless you Adam and we will meet up again some day. With love, your friend John.

Elizabeth Hutcheson

March 3, 2020

Oh Adam, you are sorely missed already. I met Adam over 21 years ago and have many wonderful memories swimming with him and all 'his' girls including my daughter. They all were drawn to Adam, such a playful spirit. He was so loved and gave it all right back. Some people in each of our lives have a huge impact and Adam is one of those in mine. Blessings Adam, love you.

Sam Guar

March 3, 2020

Working with Adam was a pleasure, and I learned a lot from being around him. He was quiet, but was aware of his surroundings and had a gentle spirit. Rest In Peace till we meet again.

Lily Freeman

March 2, 2020

I will missed Adam coming into my office and visiting with me. I have fond memories of him smiling, laughing and talking with me. He had a wonderful sense of humor. RIP my friend

Cheryl Walker

March 1, 2020

I remember Adam so fondly as a happy guy who loved fully. We always enjoyed having him come to our family dinners or taking him out for a meal. I loved the way he enjoyed the company of women and the way he would hold me by the wrist as we walked around the house. Our lives are so much richer having gotten to spend time with this wonderful young man and getting to know him. He is sorely missed and will always be remembered. Love you, Adam! 😇

Patty Powers

February 28, 2020

I met Adam in 1991 he had such a fun spirit he loved Special Olympics and the trips to Wichita ks staying in a hotel,pizza and of course pop. He had a very special bond with a staff he would call Wayne he would say knock you down and laugh.Rest in peace Adam your with your buddy Mike. Deepest Sympathy Laura and family.

Tony Phillips

February 28, 2020

Adam and I met in High school, Leavenworth High School. I was a student aid in his class. We became friends. He once saw me banging my head to some heavy music, which to Adam was seen as wall-banging not head-banging. That young man opened my heart to appreciate so many simple things. His happiness was so contagious. Your grin and spirit will be on my heart for the rest of my time here. Until we meet again my friend, STAY BANGIN

Cj Caddell

February 28, 2020

I am honored to have known such a nice young man who loved a good joke or would help me "prank" Laura back in the day.
Adam will be greatly missed but will never be forgotten cause he is with Mike and they are having the best time ever!

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