Adam Christopher Ahlstrom
June 29,1980-September 3, 2022

Adam Christopher Ahlstrom passed away on September 3, 2022 at home in Arcata. He is survived by his three children, Isabella Ahlstrom, Kael Ahlstrom and Evangeline Ahlstrom, his mother Deborah Ahlstrom, sister Andrea Baker and brother Anthony Young, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.

Adam was funny and kind and lived his life with a huge heart. He was hilarious and prone to good-natured pranks when the occasion called for it. He had a witty dry sense of humor with bouts of silliness. He loved cooking and had a chef’s palate when it came to trying interesting dishes or just spicing up a barbecue. Mostly he loved taking his kids camping and out in nature.

Adam was a gifted friend. He had a way of making his friends his family. When you were Adam’s friend it was for life. There is so much to say about him that it’s almost impossible to write. Like how he loved exploring and discovering new things and how as a child he was basically a one kid armada to distant lands. There wasn’t a tree climbed or rock discovered that wasn’t an amazing discovery. He took that curiosity into adulthood, never afraid to go far to see what was out there, but always returned home.

When he became a father, his world lit up. He was whole in a way that only his children could make him. As with any journey Adam had his ups and downs, but the core of who he was on this planet culminated in being a good father to Isabella, Kael and Evengeline. It informed every part of his journey in life.

We will miss Adam and his light in this world. It’s difficult to think of a world without him in it.

His celebration of life is planned for November 13 at the Humboldt Bay Social Club at 900 New Navy Base Rd, Samoa, CA 95564 from 4-7 p.m. Please join us to celebrate him.


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