BEATRICE “ELAINE” McADAM
January 25, 1923 ˜ December 29, 2020
Beatrice “Elaine” McAdam passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 29, 2020. She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Baker, OR, to Tracy and Nellie Burton. She was one of seven children.
In her early years, Elaine worked at the shipyards during World War ll, an ambulance driver, secretary at Jantzen Beach Amusement Park, beautician with her own shop and, in later years, had a ceramic shop. She loved to go dancing when the big bands came to Portland and entered dance competitions.
Elaine and Gene were snowbirds for many years and had lifelong friends from all over that joined them in Arizona.
She loved to shop for and plants and flowers for which she was an expert at creating beautiful planters. Her next favorite things were working crosswords and watching Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune and Hallmark movies with her dog Izzie laying on her bed beside her.
Elaine was sharp as a tack and had a fantastic memory. She will be remembered as a beautiful, classy, kind and generous person who always thought more of what she could do for others than for herself. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Elaine is survived by son, Tom (Charlene) Terrill of Vancouver, WA; daughters, Linda (Bob) Harmon of Portland, OR, and Pam (Russ) Lehn of Washougal, WA; and her beloved dog, Izzie; as well as grandchildren, Eric Harmon, Rhonda Michael, Chris Palmer, Bobby Harmon, Doug Harmon, Samantha Cutone and Chad Lehn; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McAdam, and grandchildren, Tom “TJ” Terrill and Kim Welch.
Elaine will be laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Jan. 7, 2021, at 11 a.m.
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