Warren "Howard" Adams

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By The Staff

ADAMS – Warren “Howard” Adams died Feb. 3, 2008, at the Los Alamos Medical Center. Howard was born March 11, 1924, in Arnold, Neb., the son of Arthur Henry and Lillian Grace Johnson Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane Yvonne Gipe and Lorna Belle Adams; and three grandchildren: Erkia Christine Adams, Jakob Dalton Adams and Mark Lee Morrison. Howard is survived by his wife, Norma Dalton Adams; a brother, Arthur Robert Adams of Douglas, Wyo.; his children, David Howard Adams of Highland, Utah; Kurt Alan Adams of Los Alamos, Aimee Lee Morrison of Los Alamos, and Rebecca Gaisford of West Valley, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.Howard served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater, where he sustained multiple bullet wounds and was a POW in Germany. He received a Purple Heart. Following the war, he completed his college education with a M.S. degree in chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1950. He then worked at the Hanford Atomic Facility in Richland, Wash., from 1950-1958. He came to Los Alamos in 1958 where he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement in 1985. He loved scouting and served 10 years as a Scoutmaster of LDS troop 222. He served as chairman and staff member of the district scouting committee for many years. He has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including a seven-and-a-half year mission with his wife Norma in the Mesa, Ariz., temple. Howard was fun-loving and a bright spot at any gathering. We will all miss him, but look forward to a reunion in a happier place.A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at the Latter-day Saints Ward Church, 366 Grand Canyon in White Rock, N.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options, 417 E. Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505 – 989-7032.