Michael Scott Adams, 56, longtime resident of Hood River, passed away with his loving wife by his side on Feb. 14, 2013. His death came after a courageous battle with cancer. Michael’s final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
Michael was born Feb. 13, 1957, in Hood River, Ore., to Connie and Bonnie (Parker) Adams. It was during Michael’s childhood that he developed his love for the outdoors, spending many weekends fishing and hunting with his grandfather, dad and brother.
Michael met the love of his life, Claudette, and began dating while attending Hood River Valley High School. Michael and Claudette were married June 19, 1977, at Claudette’s parent’s home in Otis, Ore. After a year and a half Michael and Claudette welcomed their first son, Matthew, into their lives. Their family became complete with the birth of their beautiful daughter, Megan, six years later.
Michael worked many years for Ford Motor company, but it wasn’t until recently he found his true calling in construction. Some of the notable projects Michael was involved with include the Macy’s building in downtown Portland, the Riverplace Condos on Portland’s waterfront, and the remodel of the Hood River Safeway.
Michael’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, softball and golf. He was a very devoted father and grandfather. No matter the sacrifice Michael would always ensure the happiness of his family before his own.
Michael leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Claudette; mother, Bonnie Crown, of Hood River; mother in-law and friend Charlene MacKinnon, of Hood River; father, Connie Adams, of Carson, Wash.; son, Matthew (Kimberly) Adams, of Hood River; daughter, Megan Adams, of Hood River; brother, Mark (Linda) Adams, of Parkdale; and uncle, Tom (Dixie) Parker and family, of Eugene, Ore. He was the proud, loving Papa of six grandchildren: Madison, Leyton, Izaiah, Elijah, Leah and Micaiah.
Michael was preceded in death by two sets of grandparents, Scott and Charlotte Parker and Oscar and Mary Adams.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., with a reception lunch to follow. The church is located at 305 Ninth St., Hood River, OR 97031. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hood River Immanuel Lutheran church youth programs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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