Karen Lynne “Pinky” Adams
May 31, 1940
November 17, 2014
St Matthew Lutheran Church
399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Please also feel free to attend an Open House;
Trilogy’s Delta Clubhouse in Rio Vista
Friday, December 5th, 2014, from 3:30pm to 5:30
Karen Adams, 74, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 17th in Lone Tree, Colorado. She was surrounded by her husband and children as she departed this life to begin her new life in heaven.
Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orinda where she attended Acalanes high school in Lafayette, Diablo Valley Junior College, and San Jose State. She lived the last ten years in Rio Vista, California, and was previously a long-time resident of Walnut Creek. Karen was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek and regularly attended Windborn Church in Rio Vista. Karen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Adams (Rio Vista), her children and their spouses Donna Phelps (Rob), Nancy Fritsch (Eric), and David Adams (Sheila), and her grandchildren, Kelly, Elyssa, Clara, Ally and Jonah. She is also survived by her beloved nephews (Dan Jones, Kevin Jones, Tim Adams). She was preceded in death by parents Robert and Coreta Hillyard and sister Diane Jones, as well as nephews Mike Jones and Mike Adams.
“Pinky” was a loving wife and mother who doted on her children and grandchildren, loved her friends, and cared deeply for all of God’s creatures. She had a huge heart and wonderful sense of humor and is now enjoying perfect golf games in heaven with her lord and savior. She will especially be remembered for her compassion toward others, for being the first one to step in to help another no matter what the need, and for so generously giving of her self and her time to others. Her dedication to helping others is evident in her volunteer work with the Rio Vista Community Services Food Bank, the Riviera Care Bears, and a grief support group she founded for friends at Trilogy. In addition, Karen was a leader in golf groups at Trilogy, a bunko group and bocci ball group, among other activities. Karen will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Karen’s life at 1:30pm on Saturday, December 6 at St Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, and/or an open house at Trilogy’s Delta Clubhouse in Rio Vista on Friday, December 5 from 3:30pm to 5:30. Dress for both events is casual and guests are encouraged to wear pink or other bright colors in celebration of Pinky’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions in Karen’s name to the donor’s choice of Karen’s favorite charities: Bay Area Crisis Nursery, 1506 Mendocino Dr., Concord, CA 94521; Windborn Church, P.O. Box 422, Rio Vista, CA 94571; St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.