Margaret M. Adams
1922 - 2021
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November 16, 1922 ˜ February 9, 2021

Margaret M. Adams of Vancouver, WA, loving wife, and mother passed away peacefully at 8:11 AM, Feb. 9, 2021.
One of five children to Dana and Henry Fears, Margaret was born on Nov. 16, 1922, in Short, OK. She was 98 years of age. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Allard Adams, who passed away Feb. 20, 1991, and her son Robert Adams, who died July 30, 1997. She is survived by her other children; Gary L. Adams (Valaree) of Vancouver, Joyce K. (Adams) Pass (Daniel) from Bonney Lake, WA, and former daughter-in-law Valerie K. (Adams) Holmes.
Margaret moved with her parents and siblings from Oklahoma as a young teen and graduated from the Girls Polytechnic High School in Portland, OR. During World War II, she found employment at the Portland Shipyards and later at the Jantzen Woolen Mills in Vancouver. Her other employment included the Vancouver Medical Center. Margaret was a lifelong member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver.
Margaret’s seven grandchildren were special to her. These are Cari Ann (Adams) Olsen of San Diego, CA, Aaron Adams of Vancouver, and Ashley (Adams) Paice of Puyallup, WA; Tricia (Pass) Grannis of Los Altos, CA, and Jenny (Pass) Holmberg of Spanaway, WA; and Jason Adams of Chevy Chase, MD, and Amanda (Adams) Gailinas of Camas, WA. Margaret had 18 great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a gifted storyteller, and her Oklahoma accent was clearly recognized and loved by all who listened. Her memories and history were fascinating. Margaret was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed sewing and often made clothes for her children and grandchildren. Margaret was also an excellent cook, frequently making wonderful meals and holiday desserts. She also had a wonderful garden full of flowers and would often bring a bouquet to church on Sundays.
A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1:00 P.M. Flowers and donations may be sent to the Evergreen Funeral Home at 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Condolences and memories can also be shared
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February 21, 2021
I was a close childhood friend of Margaret and Allard Adams. I grew up in the neighborhood. I remember both Mr. and Mrs. Adams to be kind hearted people who were very much interested and involved in their children's lives and in knowing their children's friends. The neighborhood kids spent a lot of time at the Adam's house and often times we would just sit around and talk about our interests and Mr. and Mrs. Adams perspective on life. They were an excellent Christian based family that always stood for fairness, good and what was right. They were an excellent example to all of us. I am sad for her living children and grand children but I am happy for Mrs. Adams as she has once again been rejoined with her loving husband who passed 30 years ago and her youngest son who left this earth far too early (some 23 years ago).
Paul and Carol Poyfair
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