Deanne Rowley McAdams
Born: November 27, 1974
Passed: August 3, 2011
The world lost one of god's most beautiful and loving creations on August 3, 2011.
Deanne Rowley McAdams was born in Yakima, Washington on November 27, 1974. There she spent her childhood with her sister Andrea, brother David, Mother ZiNita, father Robert Rowley and step-father Dave Carrell. At the age of 13, the family moved to Olympia, Washington, where they would reside for much of the remainder of Deanne's life. Deanne graduated from Juanita High School near Kirkland in 1993 and moved to Austin, Texas to attend the University of Texas, where she would graduate with honors. After moving back to Olympia, Deanne met and fell in love with Jim McAdams and the two were married shortly thereafter. Deanne and Jim moved to Portland Oregon, where the two settled in the Saint Johns area and she gave birth to their son, Lennon McAdams. Deanne's love of people and passion for social justice drove her to go back to school to get her Masters Degree in public health from Oregon Health and Science University, where she graduated with honors two months ago.
Deanne is survived by her husband Jim McAdams, her son Lennon McAdams, her father Robert Rowley, Step father Dave Carrell, mother ZiNita Carrell, step mother Alice Rowley, brother David Rowley, sister Andrea Simpson, step-brother Scott Carrell, and step-sister Nikki Carrell.
It is impossible to summarize a life in a paragraph. What you really need to know about Deanne follows.
Deanne always gave unconditional love and never expected anything in return.
Deanne never judged anybody and always forgave people for their shortcomings.
Deanne cared most for the downtrodden, the weak, the old, the sick, and the mistreated in society.
Deanne constantly struggled to improve herself.
Deanne always smiled and had the most wonderful, cackling laugh.
Deanne loved music and art. She played guitar, clarinet, and sang in such NW and Texas punk bands as Plain Jane, Trail of Dead, Pro-Ex Marauders, Cherry 2000, Dead Air Fresheners and her own Leopards solo project.
Deanne had a most outrageous fashion sense. She loved funny looking hats and shoes.
Deanne will be so sorely missed and live on in the memories of the huge number of family members and friends that she has left behind. She was such a gift to all that knew her. We love you Deebs.
There will be two memorial services, the first being on Saturday, August 13th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Alano Club on Lombard St. in Portland, Oregon. The second will be an open house at her parents' home on Saturday, August 20th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 5293 Lake Hills St. SE, Lacey, Washington.
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Published by The Olympian on Aug. 9, 2011.