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Leslie Earle "Les" Adams
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Birth: May 27, 1926
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 2012
Renton
King County
Washington, USA

Memberships: WWII Vet, Muckleshoot Inter-Tribal Warrior Society

Les adams, age 85, pass January 11. He was born May 27, 1926 in Seattle to Albert Alfred Adams and Luta McConnell Adams.Les's paternal grandmother was Princess Morning Star of the Navajo Nation. He was proud of his heritage. In 1939, Louis "Doc" Starr adopted Les. Louis Starr was chief of the Muckleshoot and master of ancient tribal ways which he taught many to Les. Les felt truly loved and had a lifetime connection to the Muckleshoot. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Philippines. He received the Bronze Star for his military service for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement, bravery and heroism. Les was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Les met his wife of 61 years, Iris Williamson, of London, England, in Merced, CA. Les worked as a truck driver while in Merced, CA and at the local bowling alley. He worked as a master mechanic for Howard S. Lease Construction Company in Seattle. He then retired to work on his two charter fishing boats, "Sea Breeze" and "Scout". He was a generous person who believed in helping people. Les was also an avid cook who made the best huckleberry-apple pie from huckleberries he had handpicked in the mountains. He was a member of the Muckleshoot Inter-Tribal Warrior Society. He participated in many events, including honor guard at Tahoma National Cemetery and parades. Les was the best storyteller and improved on the story each time he told it as well as a joke teller. Les is survived by wife Iris; Daughter Melody Adams-Forsström (Paul); Son Michael Adams (Cathy); Grandchildren: Alena Doll, John Doll (Nancy) and Sam Adams. Brothers: Roy (Bum) Adams (Mary), and Marvin (Cubby) Starr; Sisters Ima Berthier and Janice Starr; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
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TEC4 US ARMY WWII
 
Burial:
Tahoma National Cemetery
Kent
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec. D Row E site 17
 
Created by: Donald Miller
Record added: Feb 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84398154
Leslie Earle Les Adams
Added by: Donald Miller
 
Leslie Earle Les Adams
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