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LENNON JAMES MCADAMS Lennon James McAdams, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday May 10, 2013. Born in Greenfield, Tennessee on November 4, 1920, Len was an energetic, positive family man whose presence impacted all of those with whom he interacted either briefly or throughout his very productive, long life. Len, Mac, Dad or Grand Pa as he was known to his family and many friends, graduated from the University of Tennessee and served briefly in the U.S. Navy at the very end of World War II. Upon return from the service, Len began a career with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation which lasted for over forty-two years and took him to assignments throughout the US and to Australia and Africa. In 1943, Len married Annie Theresa Farrell in San Jose, California. After retiring in 1982, Len and Terry lived in Alamo, California then Gig Harbor, Washington and travelled extensively prior to settling in Santa Fe, NM close to their daughter Nancy in 2005. They were married for sixty six years until Terry's passing in 2009. Since that time, Len has made his home at Ponce de Leon. Len and Terry loved being parishioners at the Cathedral Basilica St. Francis of Assisi and their friends at the 10:00 am mass. Lennon James McAdams was preceded in death by his parents, Lennon Dean McAdams and Eleanor Dewberry McAdams of San Jose, California; two brothers, Jerry McAdams and Toby McAdams, both of San Jose, California; his loving wife of sixty-six years, Annie Theresa Farrell McAdams. He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Eleanor Mroz and her husband, Gene Mroz of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and four sons: Lennon James McAdams II and his spouse, Pamela Shaw McAdams of Seattle, Washington, Robert John McAdams and his spouse, Wanda Dawn McAdams of Lafayette, Louisiana, Thomas Dean McAdams and his spouse, Donna Grenade McAdams of Mobile, Alabama and William Joseph McAdams and his spouse, Sandra Cruse McAdams of Kingsport, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. A "Celebration of Len's Life" will be held at Ponce de Leon on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, California on Friday, May 17, 2013. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lisa Robles and Amber Care Hospice, especially Dr. Karin Trohn and Virginia Gilstrap for their loving care of Len. The family will be eternally grateful to the caregivers from Ponce de Leon Assisted Living for their compassionate care during Len's final transition. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi at www.cbfsa.org. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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