Robert H. Adams, 89, formerly of Elk River, Orofino
Robert H. Adams passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his Lewiston home. He was 89.
Bob was born July 5, 1924, to Harry Adams and Mabel Olson at Elk River, where he attended school and graduated from Elk River High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific in World War II and spent 26 months aboard an aircraft carrier. He then attended the University of Idaho for two and a half years. He married Goldie E. Taylor in May 1955. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service, BJ Corney Pole Co. and the Glenwood IGA store until 1965. He then went back to work for the Forest Service until retiring in 1986. He moved to Lewiston in 1987.
Bob was a former member of the Lutheran Church in Orofino, Orofino City Council for 15 years, the Lewiston Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10043, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Clarkston Moose Lodge, advisory board for the Agency on Aging, advisory board for the Senior Nutrition Program and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston and also delivered Meals on Wheels. Bob enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening and music and also played tuba in the Lewis-Clark Community Band.
He is survived by sons John Adams and wife Debra of Lewiston, Douglas Adams and wife Maggie of Chesapeake, VA, and Alan Adams and wife Suzie of Post Falls; brother Richard Adams and wife Joan of Lewiston; numerous nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Harry Adams; mother Mabel Olson; and wife Goldie Adams.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. July 26 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.
The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck, 2014
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