Michael Adams

December 23, 1952April 22, 2014
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Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths Of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley Of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me In the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; and I will dwell In the house of the Lord forever.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 4, 2014

Michael Adams

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Joan Fabian

September 8, 2017

Well Mike, my chance to catch up after so many years has passed but you are not forgotten. I found out about your passing late in the game but know that you were a good buddy and great story teller. Meeting you at that Burling apartment in Chicago was a hoot of a time. You taught me to do a beer budget on Black Label canned beer and it helped us survive being young in a big city with the good and the bad. I will always remember you fondly. Rest in peace dear friend.

David Maldonado

February 25, 2015

One of my best of my best friends and most humble person that I've ever met... You were the only person at one point in my life who truly cared for me and my well being. Mr. Adams you will forever be in my heart and stay on my mind. Your still here with me as we listen to Howling Wolf, sipping on some scotch and toasting a couple of pabst blue ribbons. I will continue your legacy of encouraging love, peace and understanding. Our memories will forever be shared with the universe my friend. Love you.... Stay cool babe!...

Brian Higgins

January 4, 2015

I just realized that the photo of Mike and I is in the slideshow...what an honor. I would love to get a copy of that photo somehow.

Brian Higgins

January 4, 2015

Mike and I met in 2003 when I was looking for a roadtrip buddy for the drive from Seattle, WA to Okemah, OK for the annual Woodyfest. I remember picking him up at his house and his mother taking a picture of us both before we hopped into my 1989 Toyota Van to make the rest of the trip to OK. Mike was a gifted listener and we exchanged many stories - mostly about music. He had to endure my conversation on the way back from Woodyfest where, it had turned out I met my future wife. He was the first to hear about it. We remained pretty constant pen pals over the years where every time I got a letter or card, I would admire Mike's penmanship. I was culling my box of letters this weekend and found several of Mike's letters and felt that there was a reason we had lost touch. I was terribly saddened to just find out about his passing. Mike occupied a positive place on this planet and I will never forget him. That trip is one I will cherish forever. Godspeed Mike.

Jordan Adams

July 9, 2014

My name is Jordan Adams. I was Mike's great nephew. Michael was a guy with alot of talent. From writing music to playing chess with a friend he had the mind of a genius. A talented artists who loved Chicago. Mike could make friends with anyone because he had something in common with everybody. Mike will be greatly missed by friends and family. Stay cool babe.

Mark Maisonneuve

May 14, 2014

Thank you for your sense of humor and all the good times we had as kids.

Phyllis Lyles

May 8, 2014

Goodbye friend,
We weren't friends in the begining but, will wonders never cease!!(LOL) I deem it an honor to have called you friend. Thanks for all the encouragement to go back to school, for correcting my grammar, for the talks about politics, crises in the world, music, and books. I remember I was so excited about a book I had read and I started telling you about it and you finished my sentence.LOL I always told you that you were in the wrong profession. You will be missed and may you rest in peace.

Mary Hestand

May 4, 2014

Mike - I love you and wish I weren't so far away! Miss you terribly. Love Mary

Bev Harms

May 4, 2014

I worked with Mike in the early '90s at Social Services in Woodland Park. From my 1st encounter with Mike I adored him. His wit, sly smile, great laugh and his politics! We talked 2-3 times a month and kept trying to "do lunch." He loved his friends and wanted us all to be happy and healthy. Mike - I wish you had had good health. We love you and miss your friendship. Bev and Craig Harms

Dave Shoemaker

May 1, 2014

Well Mike.
Here you are on the internet in all it's glory (So to speak).
You can't do anything about it. I know you are distressed. Unable to say a thing! But what can we do? We must share you with the world.

If you knew Mike, he would have something to say, as that was what his life was about. He said and stood for something important and was damn proud of it. He lived his life very comfortably without any electronic communication, although he deeply loved the history of music and media. He was completely involved in both.

He financially supported and encouraged local music and talent. He nearly single handedly kept several "record" stores financially solvent. He wrote longhand daily and had a daily subscription to the New York Times, as his local Colorado papers had "failed him". He often wrote letters to the editor to express his opinion; ether to respond to another writer or an article that had been written by someone in the paper who didn't fully understand what he was writing about.

Mike had a voracious appetite for news, politics, music, art and his beloved Chicago Cubbies, ( God please rest their soul. A lifetime isn't enough time.) He was also proud of his single share of stock in the Green Bay Packers, which he framed and placed proudly on his wall.

Never short on opinion; he drew others to his many causes and loved to "stir the pot", (So to speak). I know he would swell with pride, that he was preceded in death by many others.

He always called my wife on her birthday, and dubbed her "Lilly Von Lilly." We will both miss his calls and many post cards!

Fare well my friend. Your influence in this world was fine!