Howard ‘Bo’ Adams Jr.


Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007



Kasilof resident Howard “Bo” Adams Jr. died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at home after a lengthy illness. He was 53.

Services were held at the home.

Mr. Adams, known as “Bo” to all who knew him, was born in 1954 in Anchorage. He lived in Kasilof for 27 years. He worked in Anchorage with Moosehead Construction for several years before moving to the peninsula to pursue a similar job building homes.

He began setnet fishing in 1983 and was a fixture on the Cook Inlet west side beaches.

“His love of the ocean was surpassed only by his love of life. Bo’s last 10 years had been dominated by a fight with two devastating and separate illnesses. Through both battles Bo kept steadfast optimism that was infectious to anyone lucky enough to spend time with him. He gave new definition to the word hope and kept his boat fueled to the end,” said his friends.

He met Wanda Delane of Ninilchik in 1993 and they were married soon after.

“Bo expressed in his journal that in Wanda he had found ‘his soul mate companion and best friend.’ Together they built a cabin on a lake on Cohoe and transformed it into a picture postcard. Wanda’s persistence and support carried Bo through the hardest times and created memories in the good times,” his friends said.

He loved Alaska, caribou hunting, berry picking, camping and any activity that could be performed outdoors.

He is survived by his wife; sisters, Linda and Brenda of Anchorage; brother, Joel of Anchorage; and son, Luke of Anchorage.

Arrangements were handled by friends and family.

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