Deanne Rowley McAdams
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.
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I am heartbroken for your loss. Deanne was my first friend in St. Johns. We sat and talked about so many good things we would do together, such hopes and dreams now asunder. She was such a beautiful person, and I am so very, very sorry Deanne is gone from our lives. I so wanted to work with her, but alas. Please take care of yourselves. I am so sad for your loss, and I can only wish you love and peace as you continue on. Oh my angel now in heaven, take your wings and fly.
August 17, 2011
Search Light Moms wants to tell you how sorry we are for the passing of your Deanne. If there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. We as mothers understand the day to day pain as we search for answers.
Love and Blessings,
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Kathy Davis
August 15, 2011
Jim & Lennon I am so sorry for what has happened Dan & I are so sorry for your loss Our blessings go out to you both!

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Traci Stillson
August 15, 2011
My thoughts and heart are so with you Jim and Lennon and family - - I send you strength, as much as I can. Deanne is someone I never got to meet but your words about her make me wish I had - - she is a beautiful soul. Please hang in there and know I am keeping you all in my thoughts.
Rebecca Moore
August 15, 2011
Dave and Zi,
Deanne’s obituary was a beautiful testimony to a life that honored God by honoring those that God cares deeply for – “…the downtrodden, the weak, the old, the sick, and the mistreated…”

Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Roger, Staci, and Wilma Groeschell
August 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I sincerely hope that your happy memories and time will ease your loss.
Sandra Hatcher
August 10, 2011
TO Jim, Lennon, and family words cannot describe my sorrow for the loss of Deanne. I can only image the pain you all must be deepest sympathies
Lorie Long-lara
August 10, 2011
Dave, Scott and family I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers.
Dan Contris
August 9, 2011
My heart aches for all that have known and lost someone like Deanne. From what I read in this obituary, I can say the world has lost an amazing human being... However, the existence beyond this one, has gained a beautiful soul. I hope her time in this world will be celebrated in the memories of those who loved her and were close to her, and those she helped and inspired while she was here with us. My condolences to her family, especially her brother David who has always been like a brother to me. My love and warmest regards...
Travis Mow
August 9, 2011
Jim, words cannot express my sorrow to you at the loss of Deanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Marlene Breite
August 9, 2011
Carla O'Hearne
August 9, 2011
Jim and family, words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Thomas
August 9, 2011
You will be so sorely missed and will always be my soul sister.
I will love you always.
Char Edson
Char Edson
August 9, 2011
Jim, I'm so sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories of Deanne always be with you and your son. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Susan Hanes
August 9, 2011
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