Arden Ray Adams
7 December, 1934 – 13 June, 2021
Arden Ray Adams passed away at the age of 86 on June 13, 2021 in Castle Pines, Colorado. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Gary, Indiana to Welcome Kelly and Charlotte Henrietta (Weber) Adams. He had one sibling Sarita Yogan, who preceded him in death.
Arden served in the US Army Reserves and earned the rank of Corporal, earning the Sharpshooter ribbon. Arden completed his service with an honorable discharge, and did not serve in any war or conflicts. He was very proud of his service.
His first marriage was to Carol Jones, whom he had two children with, Mark and Rebecca Adams. He is the grandfather to Rebecca's son Thomas Anderson. He later married Laura Anne Adams. Grandpa Arden inherited many adult children and grandchildren via his marriage to Laura. He also adored his many great-grandchildren via Laura (Walker) Adams.
Arden received his Bachelor’s Degree from Pepperdine University and a Masters in History from UCR. He worked as a substitute teacher and programmer at Loma Linda University. Arden enjoyed talking about education, politics (proud democrat) and most of all history. He loved to cook and even had a book signed by Julia Child.
Arden was a long time member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverside, California.
Arden’s biggest passion was music, especially classical. Grandpa even took a music class after retirement. He wrote his own song, titled "What 50 Said," the following are some lyrics from it.
"When I was young my teachers were the old. I gave up fire for form ’til I was old. I suffered like a metal being cast. I went to school to age to learn the past. Now I am old my teachers are the young. What can’t be molded must be cracked and sprung. I strain at lessons fit to start a suture. I go to school to youth to learn the future."
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Arden Ray Adams
28 June 2021
Arden often shared favorite “wise sayings.” My favorite is “Let joy be unconfined..”
I love you, my husband.. May your joy be unconfined as you conduct the Hallelujah Chorus.
25 June 2021
I am grateful to have had three chances to visit with Arden and Laura. This photo was from the last visit in 2018, during which Arden said very seriously, "Now listen. [Pause]. It's important for you to know that house across the street is for sale. [Pause] I think you should give some real thought to buying it. You would have great neighbors ... beyond compare, really." There came a familiar twinkle in the eye, eyebrows raised up and ... and when our eyes eventually met, that smile from his clever and sweetly mischievous side broke through.
I picture you conducting to your heart's desire in the Great Beyond, Arden. Break forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, and usher in the Morning ...