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.