Mary Jean Adam

MARY JEAN ADAM 5/30/1937 - 3/23/2014 Mary Jean Adam entered her heavenly home on Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. She had been a resident of Sterling Commons in Victorville for 3-1/2 years, suffering from severe dementia. Mary was born in Chicago, Illinois and was taken by her parents to Colorado and then to Paker, California, where her father worked on the dam construction. Her father joined the Navy during WWII, and her mother moved her to Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from North Phoenix High in 1955. Mary met Martin Adam at an Air Force club dance at Chandler AFB where Martin was stationed. Mary then moved to Long Beach, California where she worked for a stock broker. Martin was transferred to March AFB in Riverside. After his tour of duty, Martin also moved to Long Beach. Mary and Martin were married on August 11, 1956 and lived in Long Beach for 12 years, and that's where Steven and Amy were born. The family moved to Garden Grove and later to Tustin. During this time, Mary worked at the Disneyland Hotel for 20 years and worked her way from a typing clerk to Executive Secretary for the Director of Food and Beverage. After retiring, Martin and Mary moved to Apple Valley in August of 1991, which is their current residence. Mary is survived by her husband Martin; her son Steven Adam, his wife Nancy and son Christopher of Orange, California; her daughter Amy Troup, her husband Phil and daughter Ellyn of Placentia, California; granddaughter Erin Troup of Orange, California; and granddaughter Emily Troup of Phoenix, Arizona. Mary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Victorville, California and belonged to the Lutheran Womens organization, the womens knitting group and the Senior group. She also volunteered at Samaritan Helping Hand in Victorville for many years. Mary was a contributing member of St. Mary Hospital Foundation and was a member of their Presidents Cabinet. The family wishes to thank Debbie Staggs and her Staff at Sterling Commons for their loving care and kindness for Ms. Mary during the last 3-1/2 years. A memorial service is being planned for sometime late in April.
Published in the Daily Press from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2014