OBITUARY

Melvin A. Adams

August 8, 1921July 7, 2010

Melvin Arnold Adams was born August 8, 1921 to Howard Alton and Margery Alice (Disbrow) Adams. Mel passed away on July 7, 2010 after a long and full 88 years. Mel served in the Army during World War II. On July 4 1921, Mel married Ruth Ellen Splan. They were married for 67 years until Ruth's death on February 28, 2009. Together they raised 5 children. Mel played a big part in his children's lives and help guide his sons through many years as a Scout leader for the Boy Scouts. Mel continued to lend a hand to the Boy Scouts by donating time, equipment and supplies throughout the years. Mel and Ruth were active members of the Agoura Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis for many years. Mel served as President of both. Mel earned the "Golden Spatula" award from the Kiwanis organization for his many donated BBQ-ing hours. Mel also served as Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis. Mel always made time to serve the community that was so important to him.He donated so many things to Agoura High School and various building projects throughout Agoura and Westlake Village-. He became part of his comminity when he and Ruth opened Agoura Equipment Rentals on August 8, 1966 before Agoura was the thriving community it is today. Agoura Equipment Rentals was among the first businesses to set up shop in Agoura. Mel and Ruth were also avid travelers. They started off with a camper on the back of a pickup truck and through the years graduated to a large motor home. Laughlin was one of their favorite places to visit. Mel and Ruth were both devoted Dodgers fans. Mel was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Margery, his wife Ruth, his younger brother Merle and son Jimmy. He is survived by his brothers Glenn, Harold and Ray, his children Melvin and wife Janet, Larry and wife Peggy, Nancy, Marianne and husband Mickey, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mel's life will be held on Thursday, July 15th at 12pm at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary in Westlake Village.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Melvin A. Adams

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July 18, 2010

Mel Adams was a gracious and generous friend to Agoura High School. He was always ready to assist a good cause. He was also a long time member and supporter of the Agoura Kiwanis Club. If a man's good deeds during his life time pave the way to Heaven, Mel had earned a special place reserved just for him. Thanks for everything Mel! (Mike Botsford, former principal of Agoura High School.)

July 17, 2010

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My family and I have know Mel and his family for almost 30 years! I personally have served him and his family food since I was a young buck! Mel will be greatly missed by myself and my Dad(who owns IHOP Agoura)! Love, Dana

Oxnard Auto Electric

July 14, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of Mel's passing.
May your memories bring you comfort.

July 14, 2010

It was a great honor to know this gentleman. He always extended a warm welcome and kind smile. A great loss to the Agoura community and his entire family. All so fortunate to have had him for such a long vibrant life. RIP

Jean Bunch

July 13, 2010

Sorry to read of your loss. I do genealogy and in searching I have found that Mel was a distant relative. It is amazing that we both lived in Agoura Hills. Margery Disbrow is buried in Westlake Village as is my husband and Ruth. Jean Campbell Bunch

Linda Sherman

July 13, 2010

I'm sorry to hear of Mel's passing. My son was in Boy Scout Troop 127 in Agoura. Our family and especially the Troop were always welcomed at Agoura Equipment Rental when we needed assistance with a project or assistance with the annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. Agoura has lost a wonderful man. We are grateful to Mel and to the Adams family for your support and encouragement of our Boy Scout Troop and also your support in the community. Mel was one of the people that gave assistance to my son's eagle project and to the eagle projects of several other boys who are now terrific young men. My condolences to you.

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