Barbara Ann Adams

January 23, 1926March 30, 2021

Barbara Ann Ritchie Adams, 95, of Denver, Colorado passed away March 30, 2021. She was born in Denver on January 23, 1926. Barbara graduated from the University of Denver and was a life-long member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. At DU, she met her future husband, John Robert Adams, and they were married on March 25, 1947. She loved quilting, hiking, cross-country skiing, traveling, and attending the Santa Fe Opera. She supported her children in their everyday lives as well as their many extracurricular activities; she spent many days at the ballpark. Barbara volunteered at the Museum of Nature and Science. Her son Patrick said she was a “true Denverite.”

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband John, daughter Carol, sister Edie Ferris, and brother Jerry Ritchie. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Adams (David Ballast), sons Bruce and Patrick (Christina Hamlyn), and grandchildren Kelly Campbell and Lance Adams. Love and thanks to Sharon Ervin and Jessie Riley for their special care for our family throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to invite you to make contributions to the Denver Teachers’ Club, the Dumb Friends’ League, or charity of choice.

Private burial will be held.


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Barbara Ann Adams

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