OL Adams, 88, of Heppner passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, around 5:30 a.m. at home while preparing to go elk hunting. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Heppner. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 6, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at the Spray Cemetery in Spray, Oregon.
OL was born June 11, 1927, at Ellijay, North Carolina, to Ruth and Oscar Webb Adams. The family moved to Sedro Wooley, Washington, and on to Central Oregon when he was two years old, then settling in Spray during his teen years.
On May 22, 1954, OL married Jean Ann Samples at Yakima, Washington. OL lived and worked in Kinzua, Oregon, from 1945 until 1975 at which time he and his wife Jean moved into the home they built together on Blake Ranch. This became Pop’s and Gram’s haven to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; daughter Charmian Bogle and her husband Lee of Prineville; sons Brian Adams of Prairie City and Tim Adams and his wife Terra of Heppner; brother Odell Adams of Spray; eight grandchildren: Josh, Adam, Rian, Casey, Dustan, Jay, Krista and Donald; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and seven brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heppner Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836.
Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in care of arrangements.