June 27, 1922April 21, 2013

Dorothy D. Adams

of Bremerton

June 27, 1922

to April 21, 2013

Dorothy D. Adams, born on June 27, 1922 in Lansing, Mich. to Charles A. and Ethel Benedict Diamond, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Hospice of Kitsap County.

Dorothy graduated in 1945 with a B.S. in food and nutrition from Utah State College. She interned at Seattle Harborview Course for hospital dietitians from 1946 to 1947 and worked as a dietitian in Idaho and Michigan.

She lived in New York State, Idaho, and Utah before to her marriage to Chauncey C. Adams in 1947. Dorothy traveled extensively with her husband during his 23 year naval career. She moved to Bremerton for the second time in 1979 and remained there until her death. Dorothy was a member of Bremerton United Methodist Church and was active in several service organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lieutenant Commander Chauncey C. Adams (retired USN); her son, Michael E. Adams, and her sister, Ethel Rast. She is survived by six children: Dorothe (Robert) Roberts of Bothell; Kathryn (Richard) DeBardi of Lake Stevens; David of Wixom, Mich.; Mary (John) Rykala of Poulsbo; Donna (Tom) Russell of Bremerton; Laura (Micky) Holcomb of San Angelo, Texas; six grandchildren: Jessica Adams, Zachary Adams, Alicia Adams, Richard Milbourn, Barbara(Remy) Cotton and Stephanie Milbourn; two great-grandchildren, Draven Breazzeal and Austin Gallegos. She is also survived by her sister, Beverly (Bill) Edwards and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Bremerton United Methodist Church of Bremerton on May 14, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to Habitat for Humanity or the Bremerton United Methodist Church.

Family members want to thank the caregivers at Harrison Hospital, Stafford Nursing Home, and Hospice of Kitsap County for their caring attention.

Dorothy touched the lives of many. To her friends at Bremerton United Methodist Church and at Canterbury Manor, she loved each one of you and often talked to her family of her joys she shared with you. And, although my mother was only four years old when Will Rogers said, "I never met a man I didn't like", I am sure she helped him pen that famous quote, because that describes how she lived her life.

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April 24, 2013

Dorothy & I shared our children and grandchildren and a deep abiding friendship over a lot of years. I will miss her. May the Lord bless the Adams Family now & always.
Betty Fitzpatrick

Curtis Milbourn

April 24, 2013

Dear Family,

Your loss is also my loss and I want to let you know how blessed I was to be able to call her "mom." May God's peace reign in your lives during this difficult time.


Keely Milbourn

April 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your good memories bring you comfort.