Norris (Norey) Adams, 92, passed away April 2 in Bellevue. He attended Bellingham schools and Western Washington College of Education (now WWU).
He was well known in Whatcom County for his play-by-play broadcasts of area high school and semi-pro sports teams for local radio stations. He could also re-create for radio listeners the action of an “away” baseball game by using just the statistics arriving by tele-type, adding crowd and bat-crack sound effects.
He served as editor of the former Darigold Digest magazine and as advertising manager of the Bellingham Herald. He became president of Pacific Northwest Newspaper Advertising Executives.
He joined the University of Washington School of Communications as Business Manager of the associated student publications The Daily and The Tyee. He also was on faculty as lecturer for an advertising class.
At the Goodwill Games he was chosen to escort many sports celebrities -and First Lady Barbara Bush-to their viewing areas.
Norris was a member of Masonic Lodge #44, and the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed all sports especially golf – he made a hole-in-one – and boating in the San Juans with family and friends. World travel and cruises were highlights of his retirement years, second only to time spent with his grandchildren.
Norris is survived by Marilyn Turner Adams, his wife of 65 years, Craig Adams and his wife Sandy and children Logan and Kiley of Puyallup; Kyle Adams of Dallas TX; Marilyn (Lyn) Adams and husband Greg Roe and daughter Cannon of Clyde Hill.
At his request, services will be private. Moles Farewell Tributes-Bellingham
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At his request, services will be private.