Obituaries & Tributes

Harvey "Jerry" Jerome Adams

date of birth August 2 1940

date of death September 25 2020

Harvey “Jerry” Adams was born August 2, 1940 in Newcastle, Wyoming to Harvey Jerome Adams and Dora June Combs. He died September 25, 2020 in Canby, Oregon at the age of 80. Jerry married Lela Shearer in 1959 and they had three children: Debbie, Harvey Jerome (Jerry Jr), and Kerry. The couple later divorced. In 1964, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Following his discharge, Jerry completed college at Denver University. He worked for many years in the telecommunication industry. Jerry met Sharon Kniivila in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1985, marrying in 1987. Together, the couple raised Sharon’s daughter, Heather. In 1996, Jerry and Sharon relocated to Canby, Oregon where they remained until his death. He will be laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery.

Jerry is survived by Sharon Adams, his sons Kerry (Heather) Adams and Jerry Adams, daughters Debbie Staszak and Heather Rondeau, sisters Pam Adams and Ellen Adams, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His friends and family will miss him and cherish their memories of him.

3 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Debbie Jewell God bless and Rest In Peace Jerry.

Candle lit by Kerry Adams Love you Dad, Rest in Peace.

Canby Funeral Chapel • 160 South Grant Street Canby Oregon 97013 • 266-1144
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