Dorothy Adams

1921 - December 25, 2007

Dorothy Adams died Dec. 25, 2007, at her residence at the Bonell Good Samaritan Community in Greeley. She was 86.
Adams was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Olive, Calif., to Frank and Kathleen (Van De Car) Pister. She grew up there and graduated from Olive High School.
In 1939, she married Harold W. Adams. They moved to southern Colorado in 1952.
Adams worked as a food service supervisor (aka "Chopper") for Adams State College in Alamosa, and later as an apartment manager and homemaker in Craig.
In retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Adams spent their remaining years together in Quartzsite, Ariz.
Her life focus was her husband and four sons. She enjoyed her friends, family, pets, water skiing, snowmobiling, camping and off-road trail bike riding. Adams may be remembered as a tough, hard working lady who was proud of her family.
Survivors include her sons, David Adams and wife Jeanette of Greeley; Gilbert "Chub" Adams and wife Mary of Avondale, Ariz.; Denny Adams and wife Carole of Durango; and Harold "Skip" Adams and wife Trudi of Delores. She is also survived by a brother, Charles Pister of Orange, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Arthur Pister.
A memorial services is at 2 p.m. Friday at Adamson West Chapel in Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bonell Good Samaritan Community in Greeley. Condolences may be sent to the family at