Charles "Chuck" McAdam October 21, 1929 – January 14, 2013 Charles R. "Chuck" McAdam passed away on January 14, 2013. He was born on October 21, 1929, to Maude and Robert McAdam, the eighth of 13 children. He spent his childhood in Cut Bank, Montana, moving to the oilfields in other Rocky Mountain States. He was in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and received a purple heart, and was a Marine to the end. In 1953, Chuck married Wraylene Wenz. They later divorced. Four children were born to this marriage, Renee, Charles, Douglas, and Scott. They survive along with their eight children. In 1965, Chuck traveled overseas, working in several countries. In 1968, he married Arlene Kenck, and they returned to the Middle East. In 1971, they lived in Casper, and eventually settled in Grand Junction. He lived and breathed for the industry! Chuck liked to hunt birds, play golf and loved great conversation. He was a Shriner and enjoyed his association with that group. He leaves behind a loving family that will miss him. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Arlene; daughters, Cindy McAdam of Denver, and Tari McAdam of Flagstaff, AZ; seven grandchildren, John, Kory, Ryan, and Brianne McAdam; Justin and Lindsey Scott, and Casey (LeRoy) Horney, along with eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Norton of Redding, CA; Mona (Paul) Arnott of Great Falls, MT; brothers, Frank (Helen) of Casper; William (MaryLou) of CA; Donald (Helen) of Casper, and Max of Farmington. He is preceded in death by siblings, Anna Blair, Glenette Duncan, Blanch Wadman, and Roy, Lloyd, and Robert McAdam. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Jan. 17, 2013