Paul Edward Adams

April 9, 1927June 13, 2010

Paul E. Adams April 9, 1927 – June 13, 2010 Mt. Angel – Paul E. Adams of Mt. Angel died June 13, 2010, he was 83. Paul was born in Farmer City, Ill. He attended Fairview grade school in Mahomet, Ill. and Fisher High School. Paul served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on board the U.S.S. Yellowstone, AD-27, as a helmsman, a sight-setter and ship’s tailor. Later while still in the U.S. Navy Reserves Paul attended the University of Ill. Paul worked for Boise Cascade as a back-tender on paper machines for twenty-one years retiring in 1982; he then worked for the Oregon State Highway Division as a maintenance worker and retired in 1985. He also worked as a realtor for a year, at Adams Sport Shop for four years, and at Adams Logging and Trucking for five years. Paul was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed tree farming, gardening, fishing, and traveling. He married Elizabeth Pedelesky on March 2, 1957. She died Sept. 17, 1990. On April 16, 1994 he married Joien Greiner Lulay. Paul is survived by his wife, Joien Adams, of Mt. Angel, Daughters and sons in law; Karen and Joe Coussens, of Portland, Denise and Wayne Fromherz, Of Salem, grandchildren; Nathan, Rachel, Paul, Dana, Elizabeth, Mary Jo, Stephen, Gabriel, and Lucas, brothers; Frank Adams, of Hunters, Wash., Eugene Adams, of Rantoul, Ill., sisters; Geri Burke, of Vancouver, Wash., Mary Erickson, of Alto, Iowa, Barbara Adams, of Portland, Ore., Theresa Hampton, of Portland, Ore., as well as six step daughters and a step son and 27 step grandchildren and 27 step great grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Oley Adams, his mother, Rosa Adams, brothers; Stanley and Virgil Adams, his first wife, Elizabeth Adams, and a grandson William Fromherz. Visitation for Paul will be from Noon until 7pm on Thursday, June 17, at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon – Ransom Funeral Home. A rosary will be at 10:30 am on Friday, June 18, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem Ore., Funeral mass will follow at 11 am also at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will take place at 2:30 pm at Belcrest Memorial Park, in Salem.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 18, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Friday, June 18, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, June 17, 2010
  • Burial Friday, June 18, 2010

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Joann & Jerry Anderson

June 30, 2010

I only knew Uncle Paul after he married my Aunt Joein. What I do know of him was of a very kind and friendly man.
He will be greatly missed by friends and family
My condolences and prayers to all the family.

June 19, 2010

I loved visiting all my aunts, uncles and cousins when it was possible when we were young. I will miss the easy smile that Uncle Paul always had. All my love to Joiene and cousin Karen & Denise and their families. Gerrys daughter: Judi Galvin (Arlington, OR ).

DeLetta Fuller

June 18, 2010

Denise,Wayne,Dana,Lizzy,MaryJo,Stephen.Gabriel,and Lucas,
Grandpa was a wonderful man and I am so glad that I got to know him. It was fun helping Grandpa with the garden and other things. He will be missed. I hope you find comfort knowing he is with the Lord and at peace.
May God Bless all of you and also Karen and her family and Joene. Take care, Love, DeLetta & Andrew

Debbie Schalk

June 17, 2010

I enjoyed getting to know Uncle Paul as a member of our family. He always had a smile on his face. I will miss him. Debbie, A.J., James, Ann & Cynthia Schalk

June 16, 2010

Karen and Denise,

Dads are more than special people - they are our childhood heros and protectors! Then they become the wonderful grandfather to our children...

My best memories of your Dad are all very food releated - Sunday biscuits and gravy at St Mary's in Shaw, parish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes in Jordon, chicken dinner at Sacred Heart Church in Gervice, and the Knights of Columbus oyster dinners on First Friday's. One year after the parish dinner in Jordan, we drove up to the acreage he had. He was recalling the trips you made as a family to the "trees". I could tell he was proud of you and very glad to have had those times with you.

I know you will miss him. All our love and prayers, John and Jeanette Smith

Staff of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors

June 15, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.