Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home

409 West Main Street, Monroe, WA


Ann Dolores Adams

November 16, 1932June 21, 2020

Ann Dolores Adams November 16, 1932 ~ June 21, 2020 Ann was born Ann Dolores Bartle in 1932 to Stanford & Dorothy Bartle. She was born & raised in Seattle, Washington with her younger sister Margie. Ann graduated from Garfield High School and shortly after married her sweetheart Ronald Lorin Adams from Whidbey Island in February 1952. They were blessed with two sons, Michael and Kevin. Ann worked part-time in high school, then after graduating went to work full time at the Bon Marche. Ann was thrilled to purchase 3 cashmere sweaters with her first paycheck & that is where her lifelong love of shopping for clothes began. Three months after the newlyweds were married Ron was drafted into the Navy. They quickly moved to beautiful San Diego, California and shortly thereafter, their son Michael Lorin was born. When Ron received his final sea duty orders, the Navy packed up the new Adams family of three & moved them back to Seattle. After four years in the Navy, a transition to civilian life, purchase of a new home, new jobs, in 1957 they were blessed with another son, Kevin Chaille and eventually settling in Lake Forest Park, Wa. Ann & Ron were married for 68 years. They traveled the United States & the world together. Ann dearly loved visiting Hawaii. She also enjoyed many years at their cabin on Lake Cavanaugh, her weekly bridge group & monthly get togethers with the Whidbey Island gang, genealogy and quilting. Ann was talented & creative with a kind heart. She was energetic and for a while was a popular Northwest artist known for her pottery design. Family and friends were important to Ann, however after marriage and having children, the next best thing that happened in her life was being blessed with grandchildren & great grandchildren. Ann is survived by her husband Ronald, her two sons; Michael Adams & Pamela (wife), her grandson Dustin & Rebecca (wife) Adams, their two sons Alexander & Ryker; her youngest son Kevin Adams, her granddaughter Kyla & Bryan (husband) Bovetz, their two children Brooke and Kaiden; her sister Margie, numerous nieces and nephews. Ann will be missed by her loving family, lifelong friends & neighbors. No formal services will be at this time. Please sign the online guestbook www.Legacy.com,


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Pamela Bushnell

July 12, 2020

Pamela Bushnell

June 27, 2020

Ann was an amazing woman who shined with love of family and a great sense of humor. She was a very talented artist over the years working as a painter, potter and fabric artist. When she wasn’t raising two boys she loved to cook and enjoyed experimenting with new recipes. Ann will be so missed as we continue our lives. She was a true force. We love you! Your daughter-in-law Pamela