Theo Adams

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Adams, Theo Vance

Theo Vance Adams, age 82, passed away May 10, 2017. He was born in Memphis, Texas on March 24, 1935 to Theodore and Leta Adams.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Blanch Thompson (Freckles) who preceded him on April 14th, 2012.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, cooking (his famous red and green chili), and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also attended West Mesa Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, NM and contributed to St. Jude and The Wounded Warriors Project. He was also a member of the FOP, NM State Police Brotherhood Association, and the NM Sheriff's Association. He started his career as a Fireman in Carlsbad, NM and then worked for the New Mexico State Police for 26 years.

Theo is survived by his sister Jeanine Wehby of Dallas, Texas; his son Randall Kent Adams of Troy, Illinois; his daughter Stacy Lynn Huelsman of Pueblo , Colorado; his son Mark Alan Adams of Guerneville, CA; his daughter Lisa Lynette Higgins of Dallas, Texas; and also six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A heartfelt thanks to the amazing neighbors and friends that continuously watched out for him and provided nonstop love and support.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday May 19, 2017, 10:00AM, at Vista Verde Memorial Park which is located at Daniels Mortuary on 4310 Sara Road, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Reception to follow at West Mesa Baptist Church of Rio Rancho at 1411 Golf Course SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 from 12PM-2PM. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in honor of Vance Adams to The / or , 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 212, Albuquerque, NM 87111. To view information or leave a condolence please visit

Vista Verde Memorial Park

4310 Sara Road SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124


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Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel
4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-9920
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 17, 2017
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