Max Milton Adams

May 2, 1923December 24, 2013

Max Adams, 90, of Platteville, passed away at Hospice of Northern Colorado December 24, 2013. Max was born May 2, 1923 in Denoya, Oklahoma to James Alva and Trilla Mable (Lyman) Adams.

Max attended school in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He married Lorraine Barnhart January 19, 1943 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska they spent 70 years together. They were married real young so they could raise each other to suit themselves. They lived in Scottsbluff until September 1957, when they moved to Arvada with their two daughters and then moved to Platteville in 1976.

When Max was a young man he would work a team of horses digging basements and odd jobs. He retired as a truck driver in 1980. Max enjoyed going to farm sales, working on his pick up trucks and loved restoring his 1953 dump truck; he shopped at salvage yards which was an all day event – he would go from one end to the other. When Lorraine would go with Max, she knew to take the paper to read and crocheting to do. Max also enjoyed going to Black Hawk. Max was loved by his entire family and will be greatly missed.

Max is survived by his wife Lorraine; a daughter, Donna Jerger (David) of North Glenn; three grandchildren, Jimmy Howard Stills, Jr. (Sherl) of Keenesburg, Ronald Dale McGraw, Jr. (Becky Grossman) of Littleton, Christine Marie Evans (Rusty) of Fairplay; eight great grandchildren, Amanda Stills, Nichole Power (Nate), Jessica Hanvey (Michael), Jaqueline McGraw, Trevor Evans (Natalie), Savannah Evans, Adam McGraw, Austin Felice; four great great grandchildren, Kayleen McGray, Skylar Power, Wade Evans, Jackson Hanvey; four sisters, twin sister, Maxine Weaver of Scottsbluff, NE, Lisa Adams of Federal Heights, Carol Lablanke (Dick) of Hot Springs, SD, Faye Shell of Westminister; one brother, Jimmy Adams (Barbara) of Jacksonville, FL; two brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Norma Louise Walpole; two brothers, Lee Adams, Leonard Adams; three sisters, Doris Kinsey, Lola Doty, Irene Kitchen.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, followed by funeral service both at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Shannon Tetiva

December 29, 2013

Lorraine, I love you and Max so much! I never had grandparents growing up and when I took the job working for the pulmonary clinic 18 years ago, God told me I would be blessed by having a multitude of grandparents. I've had the pleasure of caring for you and your beloved husband, but I want you to know where you always were my heart. I know Max is now with our Heavenly Father, joined with my grandparents; in eternal love. We will all be together again. For that, I am ever grateful to our Savior. My deepest condolences to you Lorraine. We will all miss your gentle and kind husband. Much love to you. Shannon Tetiva (Pulmonary clinic)

David & Barbe Agin

December 29, 2013

Max welcomed us into his family with open arms and much love. We feel so very blessed and honored to have known such a wonderful man. We will always love him and he will be missed not only by his immediate family but all the friends he met along such a memorable life journey. God has another very special angel at his table.

Pam Nichols-Kretzer

December 28, 2013

Lorraine and family, Max was a great neighbor and friend. He will be missed. Always found time to talk with you, would always wave when he would see you on the road. Heaven as another great angel. I'm sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Jody Mclavey

December 27, 2013

My loving Uncle Max, he was so special. He always listened to whom ever was talking, just like you where his best friend. He always had a kind word for everyone. His smile was so warm and kind. I will miss my Uncle Max so much. Love Jody

Debbie Hanvey

December 27, 2013

Max was a amazing man with a heart of gold. Everyone loved him. He will be greatly missed. Heaven sure has someone special.

Arin Hanson-Miller

December 26, 2013

My heart is broken. Our family is going to miss such a wonderful man. Now your in heaven looking down on us. Love you!
I have posted a picture of Max, Lisa, Jim, Maxine, and Faye. This was taken about 2 years ago.