In memory of
Sept. 10, 1954 - Nov. 13, 2019
Kiki Adamovics passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2019, after a year-long battle and treatment for kidney cancer.
Kiki was born in Portland, Sept. 10, 1954 to Jon and Ingrid Adamovics. Her birth name was "Carol," but she legally changed it to her family nickname as an adult.
She graduated from Grant High School in 1972 and was on Art Staff, Gendrills Dance Team, National Honor Society and bicycle club among many other student activities. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's in Art History/Art Restoration. Kiki spent a year in Finland studying art and textiles; taught at the Art Museum Art School and at Portland State and went on to study Art Therapy at Marylhurst College.
Kiki was very active in the community with the Audubon Society, Sabin School children's art program, Friendly House, Friends of Forest Park, Food Front Board, Red Cross volunteer and Bicycle Transportation Committee. She also designed several commercial labels and worked on many professional art projects throughout her life.
She worked at Crater Lake her senior year in high school; was the graphic designer at the Port of Portland and later became a licensed massage therapist specializing in working with cancer patients to ease their pain. She was a hiker, bicyclist, excellent seamstress, sauerkraut maker, avid reader, fiddle and accordion player in addition to her art and design work.
Kiki is survived by her husband, best friend and partner for over 42 years, Tim Hibbitts; their dog Tucker; her sister, Maya Adamovics; brothers, John (Kathy), Gunnar (Ginger); nieces, Caisa and Brita; nephew, Andy; and extended family, friends and neighbors.
A celebration of her extraordinary and talented life will be held starting at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th, Portland.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her honor to one of Kiki's listed community involvements programs or other local charities.
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