Thomas Stafford Adams IV

March 2, 1950February 25, 2013

Tommy Stafford Adams IV, 62 of Tulalip passed away February 25, 2013 in Seattle. He was born March 2, 1950 in Everett, Washington to Tommy and Pauline Adams. He is a hereditary chief and great grandson of Chief William Kanim. He is survived by his two daughters, Jacqueline and Tommie Adams; his son, Tommy Adams; 3 sisters, Toniena Adams, Tena Williams, and Nadine Williams; 7 brothers Clarence Adams, Roy Manson, Duane Tommy, Merle Williams Jr. Michael Williams, Billy Gobin (Dog Biscuit), and Jimmy; parents, Merle and Rose Williams Sr.; three grandchildren, Davian, Chambray, and Denise, and one on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville followed by an Interfaith Service at 6:00 PM at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home,


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thomas Stafford Adams IV

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Justin Jimicum Sr.

September 25, 2013

I was a nephew of my great and awesome Uncle Thomas Adams. I love him and will miss him. He gave a summer job at his Boom City stand back in 2000-2001. He paid me 25% of the profit. Pretty generous. I asked him of all people why did he want me to work for him? He said because I was doing something with my life. He trusted me to. He just had great instincts to. He knew that I wouldn't steal from him. He trusted me with the money that was being made through the Boom City Stand. He treated me very well during those 2 summers working for him at Boom City. I could buy breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and mocha's at Boom City in between or anything to drink. He did almost anything he could to make me happy except let my family stay at his house because he wanted me to concentrate on the business we were running together. At that time I was living and going to college in Bellingham at Northwest College so I really needed the money! Out of all the people that I worked for at Boom City he was the best employer!! We were a great team and made each other laugh and alot of customers. He made working at Boom City fun. He loved the way I was natural at selling fireworks. I'm a peoples person by nature. I love you uncle and will miss you. Uncle I know that you believed in Christ Jesus and had alot of faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob, and are in Heaven right now. I'll see you in Heaven dancing on the streets of Gold with Christ Jesus our Savior some day Uncle. Thank you Jesus for the time I got to spend with my beloved Uncle Tommy. Amen.