Warren Samuel Adams
Date of birth - June 8, 1917
Date of death - April 29, 2003
Warren Samuel Adams was born to Spencer and Cora Adams in Peru, Nebraska. About six months after Warren's birth, Warren's mother, Cora Adams, passed away. He was raised by his paternal grandparents, Samuel and Ibbie Adams.
Warren spent much of his early childhood in the town of Peru, Nebraska, where he attended high school and Peru State Teachers College. After graduating from college with double majors, he began his teaching career at the age of 20.
Warren married Miriam Reel on November 25, 1938. They relocated to Oregon in 1940, where Warren became a teacher and school administrator. During World War II Warren worked with the Martin Marietta Company in Bellevue, Nebraska, building aircraft for the military in an engineering capacity.
After relocating to Oregon in 1945, Warren resumed his career in education and went on to attend the University of Oregon and Oregon State University where he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education. Warren had a distinguished career in the field of education that included high school teaching and administration.
He was Superintendent of the Molalla Union High School Consolidated School District, assistant administrator for the Clackamas County Intermediate Education District and did extensive research and field work with Northwest Regional Educational Laboratories, helping develop school systems for Native American communities.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Adams, of Milwaukie, Oregon, and three children: Cora Brown of La Center, Washington; Delores Erb of Oregon City, and John Adams of Salem. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Atkinson Memorial Church in Oregon City, Friday, May 9, 2003 at 2 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud, 503-656-2661.