James Kirt Adams

January 30, 1940December 21, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer (ret) Jim Adams passed away at home in his sleep on December 21. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on January 30, 1940 to Katherine and Keith Adams. Jim’s 23 years of service in the US Army as a maintenance technician included one tour in Okinawa and two in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1982 as a Chief Warrant Officer after which he continued to serve his country as a civil service employee at Ft. Carson for 20 years. Jim met his wife, Inge Adams, while stationed in Germany. He is survived by her, his brother Don Adams and his daughters: Renee Adams - husband Justin Gibbens, Brenda Tjaden - husband Dr. Jeff Tjaden and son Aricin Tjaden, and LtCol (ret) Diana Starkey - husband Rod Starkey. Jim enjoyed many hobbies including camping, hunting, stamp collecting, building model trains, and traveling. His travels took him all over the world and recently included a river cruise in Germany with his whole family to celebrate his and Inge’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Jim will be remembered for his dependability, creativity, organization, attention to detail, and sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name for cancer or Parkinson’s disease research. Memorial Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Soldier’s Memorial Chapel, Ft. Carson. Reception to follow at Edelweiss Restaurant.


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 30, 2013

James Kirt Adams

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Carolyn Adams

January 28, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with Inge and the girls. Your VT and PA cousins, Kirt A. Adams and Barbara, Kirt W, Peter and Carolyn.

Matt and Millie Adams

January 3, 2014

We pray God grants you and your family peace and comfort in this difficult time.

2nd Cousin Matthew

Deana Knight Davis

December 30, 2013

Our prayers are with u and ur family So Sorry for your loss .

Deana Knight Davis

December 29, 2013

Our prayers r with you all So sorry for your loss. The knight Family

Don Adams

December 28, 2013

Inge Diana Brenda Renee Arison Jeff Justin My heart is sad but filled with love for all of you Brother Don

Wendy, Tim, Sean, & Kyle Davis

December 28, 2013

Inge, Diana, Brenda and Renee...sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.

Nephew Jim Adams

December 28, 2013

Aunt Inge, Diana, Brenda and Renee - We all miss you and Uncle Jim so much.

Roy, Pat, Brandon & Ryan Schuler

December 26, 2013

Inge and girls -So sorry for your loss - you are all in our thoughts and prayers.