Ammon C. Adams
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January 23, 1922 - September 23, 2013
Ammon C. Adams, formerly of West Salem, died September 23, 2013 at Dallas Retirement Village. He was born January 23, 1922, the son of Robert L. Adams and Rosa (Grice) Adams. He attended Mountain View Elementary School and Salem High School, graduating in 1940, and Willamette University until the war interrupted his studies. He joined the Navy in 1942, received officer training and sonar courses at Columbia University in 1943 and was stationed in the Canal Zone in Panama from 1943 to 1946. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He served in the Naval Reserves until 1955. He attended Oregon State University and received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1949, and then returned to his studies at Willamette University and received a degree in mathematics in 1950. During his college years he pitched for both Willamette and OSU baseball teams. In 1951 he married Dorothy Marie Baue, and they had three children. His father had a heart attack in 1954 so consequently he began to take over the operation of the family farm and continued to farm for nearly forty years and retired from active farming in 1992. In 2010 he moved to Dallas.
He served on the board of the Willamette Cherry Growers and numerous local community organizations during his lifetime. He was a longtime member of the United Church of God. He was an avid sports fan and an OSU Beavers supporter. He had a love for architecture and designed and built a new house in 1962.
He is survived by his three children, Kyle, aka Lynn (Jack Wussow) of Damascus, Lori (Chris) Mangold of Beaverton and Robert (Kelly) of Gresham, five grandchildren, Stephen, Brittany and Nicholas Mangold and Jacob and Benjamin Adams, sisters in law Ellen Vetick and Gayle Hemmer of Omaha, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Dorothy, sister Shirley and brothers in law Clifton Boehmer and Gary Baue.
A funeral service will be held Thursday October 3, 2013 at Restlawn Funeral Home, 201 Oak Grove Rd NW, Salem. Viewing at 11 am, service at noon, a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to a local
Restlawn Funeral Home, Restlawn Memory Gardens and Mausoleum - Salem
201 Oak Grove Road NW Salem, OR 97304
Published in StatesmanJournal from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013