Karen Lynne “Pinky” Adams

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  1. Barbara Weibert

    My heart goes out to you with the loss of your loved one. There is never a day that goes by that I do not think of my Mother so I know that you will have many loving and cherished memories of your beloved “Pinky”. Enjoy the many pleasant memories you have of her and it will ease the love of your loved one. I love you! Barbara Weibert

  2. Myra Samfeld

    Karen was such a gracious lady always willing to help. Just the week before her untimely death she brought an appetizer to the Veteran’s Ball. When I called upon her to help with Riviera Kare Bears, she would say how where do you need me and she was there. She would bake goodies for the bake sale at the Crafts Faire, which was one of our fundraisers. I will miss her smiling face, rest in peace.
    Love, Myra

  3. Al & Susan Giantvalley

    Gary, we were so saddened to read about Karen’s passing. My goodness, how time has flown. You two were, & always will be, very special to us. Our memories will always be with us, especially the camping trip to Stony Gorge Reservoir with you many years ago. You & Karen were like our big brother & sister when we were such new Christians. Godspeed Karen & we see you again in heaven with our Father. God bless you Gary.
    As Pastor Ken Stenman used to say, Shalom,
    Susan & Al Giantvalley

  4. Chris Sabye

    Karen’s always positive attitude, great wit and kindness, will be my greatest memory. She will be missed but knowing she is in a wonderful place now and at peace is comforting. God Bless her!

  5. Doug Wight

    Gary –

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Johnnie Beer shared the sad news with Diana and I. It’s been many years since seeing you, but I remember the few times visiting with you, Karen and family, her warmth. Thinking good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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Life Stories

Karen Lynne “Pinky” Adams

In Loving Memory

Born:
May 31, 1940

Passed Away:
November 17, 2014

Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 1:30pm
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

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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.

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  1. Barbara Weibert

    My heart goes out to you with the loss of your loved one. There is never a day that goes by that I do not think of my Mother so I know that you will have many loving and cherished memories of your beloved “Pinky”. Enjoy the many pleasant memories you have of her and it will ease the love of your loved one. I love you! Barbara Weibert

  2. Myra Samfeld

    Karen was such a gracious lady always willing to help. Just the week before her untimely death she brought an appetizer to the Veteran’s Ball. When I called upon her to help with Riviera Kare Bears, she would say how where do you need me and she was there. She would bake goodies for the bake sale at the Crafts Faire, which was one of our fundraisers. I will miss her smiling face, rest in peace.
    Love, Myra

  3. Al & Susan Giantvalley

    Gary, we were so saddened to read about Karen’s passing. My goodness, how time has flown. You two were, & always will be, very special to us. Our memories will always be with us, especially the camping trip to Stony Gorge Reservoir with you many years ago. You & Karen were like our big brother & sister when we were such new Christians. Godspeed Karen & we see you again in heaven with our Father. God bless you Gary.
    As Pastor Ken Stenman used to say, Shalom,
    Susan & Al Giantvalley

  4. Chris Sabye

    Karen’s always positive attitude, great wit and kindness, will be my greatest memory. She will be missed but knowing she is in a wonderful place now and at peace is comforting. God Bless her!

  5. Doug Wight

    Gary –

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Johnnie Beer shared the sad news with Diana and I. It’s been many years since seeing you, but I remember the few times visiting with you, Karen and family, her warmth. Thinking good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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