James Raymond “Jim” Adams was born in Wendell, Idaho on June 19, 1948 to Elmer Roy “Bud” and Sally Adams. He grew up on the farm with a sister and a brother before the family relocated to Boise in 1954, where he spent the remainder of his life there with his family.
Jim had many interests, but what he loved most was making pencil sketches of your favorite characters, animals or scenery, assembling and painting all kinds of models, creating things out of cardboard, and decorating the house for each of the holidays. He also enjoyed collecting toys like GI Joes, Star Wars, and Harry Potter and spending time with his extensive collection of HO trains. He had every kind of super hero or monster ever made and if he couldn’t get one, he often made his own version. He was a movie and TV show trivia buff and loved shows like Gunsmoke, Price is Right, and Mountain Monsters. Jim had a love for history and was one of the best story tellers around.
It was always fun to visit Jim because he shared his enthusiasm for his latest project and could talk about anything. History was one of Jim’s favorite subjects and he could tell you things that you had no idea ever happened. His love for family showed in everything he did. He could often be found in the kitchen preparing dinner or making homemade cinnamon rolls. If you needed a good recipe, he was always willing to share.
Jim was a very simple man and lived a very simple life. He never wanted to be a burden to anyone. He loved children and could fascinate them for hours with his story telling. If it was Halloween, he could scare the crap out of you with just his imagination and boy, did he ever have an imagination. All just a part of his creative ability because creative he truly was.
No matter what was going on around him, he was happiest when he was in his element sketching or drawing a picture.
Jim completed his earthly journey on Saturday, August 10, 2019, surrounded by the family he loved. Survivors include his devoted care taker and sister, Mary Adams; loving siblings: Sharon Hall, Greg Adams, and Kelly (Pam) Adams; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad; sister, Debbie Adams; grandparents, and aunts and uncles.
Thank you, Jim, for allowing us to be a part of your life. You truly did make a difference, more than you ever knew.
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