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Bud Adams


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Adams, Bud



Bud Adams was born on a ranch in northern New Mexico March 22, 1927 to Marion McKinley and Esther Mae Duckworth.

He enlisted in the Navy at age 17. After World War 11, he returned to New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico where he earned his masters in Political Science. It was there he met and married Louise Boyd from Shaker Heights, Ohio. They both became educators and began raising and showing Arabian horses. They had two sons and as the horse business grew, Adams Arabians became a family business. Bud took an early retirement from teaching due to his hearing loss and growth of Adams Arabians made relocating to Scottsdale a wise decision. Adams Arabians became a premier ranch on the Scottsdale scene famous for their Cowboy Breakfasts during the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show every February. Bud was politically active in the Arabian Horse industry and held office of President for the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona as well as the Arabian Horse Associaion of New Mexico. He also served on many committees over the years and became an icon in the industry. His wife, Louise, passed away in 1994.

Bud is survived by his second wife, Jo Adams, his sister, Jequita Saunders from Chicago, Illinois, son Robert Adams, wife Christine, grandson Justin, son Richard Adams, wife Miae, grandchildren Nicholas, Joaire, Reni and various nephews and nieces.

Memorial service will be held August 24, 2016 at Westworld, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, Az @ 3 pm in the Equidome and August 28, 2016 at CSU Equine Campus, Adams -Atkinson Arena, 3101 Rampart Rd., Ft. Collins, Colo @ 2 pm.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 21, 2016
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