Marge Adams died peacefully, surrounded by family, Dec. 15, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Born April 4, 1936, to Johanna Jansen and Glenn Lambertson, Adams grew up in Tacoma. She moved to Ottawa, Illinois, in 1954 where she married William Adams and together they had two children, Peggy and Edward. She worked at a glass factory in Illinois until her retirement.
The couple retired in 1984 to Lakebay where Adams quickly became active on the Key Peninsula. A friend convinced her to become manager of the Key Peninsula Community Services, which Adams managed for 15 years. She continued as a board member, volunteering countless hours to raise funds for the organization.
Adams volunteered for numerous local groups including the Cootiettes, the local fire department support group Ashes and the Veteran Institute Aisle of Honor. She received the Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award in 2001. She helped raise several grandchildren and nephews. She had a passion for Mickey Mouse memorabilia and in her spare time loved to crochet.
Adams is survived by her daughter, Peggy Ensor and son-in-law Warren; sister, Hellen Saxer; daughter-in-law, Darlene; grandchildren Dion, Shaila, Tara, Theresa, and Tiffany; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her son, Eddie, and her beloved dog, Muffin.
A celebration of her life will take place at Grace Evangelical Church Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in honor of Marge Adams, to Key Peninsula Community Services to support their senior center and food bank.
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