December 10, 1914 – September 6, 2016
Joy passed away at the Sequim Health and Rehab Center on September 6, 2016 of congestive heart failure.
She was born December 10, 1914 in Granite Falls, WA, to Lyes and Blanch McCarter. Joy was the oldest of 8 children (all deceased).
Joy was raised in Port Gamble, WA. She married Willam Adams in Port Gamble. They had 3 children Patricia (deceased), Dennis Adams of Sequim and Pamela
(Howard) Fristoe of Spokane.
Joy moved to Sequim in the mid 1950’s and was
instrumental in creating the Artists group that grew to become Sequim Arts. She was a lifetime member and four times past president of the local nonprofit organization.
Joy also made history in the area by becoming the first licensed female realtor on the North Olympic Peninsula. She owned her own real estate business “Joy Land Company, Inc.” for 40 years and retired at the age of 85.
Over the years Joy led numerous artists retreats including several annual painting workshops at Camp David Jr., on Lake Crescent and continued to welcome opportunities to share her skills and paint along side fellow artists and Sequim arts members.
In addition to her children Dennis and Pamela Joy is survived by 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
At Joy’s request no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in the form of donations to Peninsula Arts (formerly Sequim Arts) or a favorite charity.