Harriet Carol Adams (1930 - 2018)

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November 26, 1930 - September 5, 2018

Harriet passed on peacefully in Eugene, Oregon. She was in the presence of family and surrounded by the kindred spirits of her prayerful and devoted friends. She was the only child of Harry and Carol Eby of Boise Idaho. After college Harriet moved to the greater Eugene area, fell in love with it and spent the rest of her life there.

"Nan" as she was known to those closest to her, was a mother of three children and a mother figure to many more. She had an insatiable eye for color, a love of reading, a passion for art, and an unrelenting affection for small animals. Harriet labored for and enjoyed the complimentary colors of the English Country gardens. In her own words she was "always a reader from the first grade on", and as a librarian at McKenzie High School she worked to encourage students to open good books and discover their contents. As an artist she used her eye for color and design to create incredible watercolor paintings that happily adorn the walls of family and friends. And as a mother she also encouraged her children to explore the humanities she enjoyed throughout her life.

In her later years she had the steadfast companionship of her faithful and loving Yorkie "Annie". She also had a front row seat to watch - and the mental acuity to appreciate and enjoy - the multitude of birds visiting her feeders and the acrobatic antics of her squirrels.

Nan was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved Annie. She is survived by her three children: Michael (Mary) Adams and Laura (Dan) Hendrix of Oregon, and Ric (Anita) Adams of Alaska, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in her name as the family is planning on holding a private memorial service along the dramatic Oregon coast she loved so much.

Godspeed mom.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 16, 2018