Michael "Mike" Andrew Adams, 61, of Pueblo, Colorado, died December 3, 2010 at his home, after a valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born in Kansas City, Missouri on Flag Day, June 14, 1949 and lived most of his life in Kansas City, MO and Leavenworth KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Adams. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Laura Sandoval-Adams, of the home, brothers Richard Manes, N. Las Vegas, NV, G. Ronald Manes, Lee Summit, MO, Marvin Chaney, Raytown MO, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following high school, serving in Vietnam in 1968-1969. Following his tour of duty, Mike attended Penn Valley Community College and The University of Kansas Medical Center. He served as a paramedic and physicians assistant at Munson Army Hospital, until his retirement in 1996. Mike was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. His loves included all sports, especially following the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, playing his drums, live music, grilling, and spending time with family, his many friends and his pets. Mike memtored many children in his life, including nieces, nephews, foster and godchildren, including his special one, Adam Jolie. Mike found friends easily, was known to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, and loved to share stories and jokes. Mike wished to express his appreciation to Dr. Berens, Dr. Vahil, and Dr. Archuleta for their care. A special thank you to Dr. Sloan, Melanie RN, Tammy RN, Heidi RN, Tracy MSW, and Chaplain Jake of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care during Mike's final journey. A special thank you to mother-in-law Toni and sister-in-law Rebecca for their continued care during his illness. Memorial service at 10:00 am, Friday, December 10, at Imperial Memorial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Reception immediately following at Sandalwood Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane. In lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.