James R. Adams

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JAMES R. ADAMS James R. Adams, beloved and cherished husband of Linda Conaway, died March 7, 2005 at home after a long illness. He was born July 17, 1944 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and had lived in Vancouver for about 30 years. He held a Ph.D in psychology from Case Western Reserve and worked as a psychologist first in California and later in Vancouver. He was chief of psychology at the Vancouver Veteran¹s Administration Hospital until about 1982 when he went into private practice. He is survived by his wife, Linda Conaway; his mother, Viola Greenwood; his aunt, Olive Miller; and his cousin, Donna La Dou. He had many interests including photography, art and music. He was a member of Mensa and had owned and operated a karate school in Portland in the seventies. He was known for his dry sense of humor, his intelligence, his sense of honor, his compassion and his generosity to others. He was devoted not only to his wife but also to his two cats, Rascal and Romeo. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th Street, Vancouver, Washington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vancouver Humane Society. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/columbian.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 13, 2005
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