Maurice, 92, died Monday in Salem. He was born in Charleston, AR.,
growing up in Oklahoma and moving to Stayton in 1953. Maurice
worked in the Kaiser Shipyards during WWII as a fitter and
fabricator. He owned and operated a service station and garage on
Route 66 for 7 years and later worked as a supervisor for Mike
Adams Construction for 32 years.
Maurice was a member of
the Catholic Order of Foresters and Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church. He enjoyed electronics, radio and TV repair, gardening,
doing the crossword puzzle daily and so interested in photography
that he had his own darkroom. Maurice married Julia Kerkhoff on
September 16, 1941 in Canute, OK.
He is survived by his
wife: Julia of Stayton; children: Janice (Cecil) Lee of Salem,
Dennis Adams of Lyons and Mark Adams of Keizer; brothers: Leo
Adams of Elk City, OK., Clarence Adams and Mike Adams both of
Stayton; sister: Teresa Word of Elk City, OK.;6 – grandchildren
and 6 great-grandchildren. Maurice was preceded in death by
daughter: Mary; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be
Friday, September 28 from 9 am – 8 pm at North Santiam Funeral
Service, Stayton. Vigil will be Friday, September 28 at 5:30 pm
and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 29 at
10:30 am both at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will
be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Stayton. Reception following
at Stayton Community Center. Serving
the family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.