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In memory of
Marlene (Gray) Adams
Marlene (Gray) Adams Nov. 7, 1935 - Oct. 13, 2019 Marlene Louise Adams died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 13, 2019 at her home in Beaverton, Ore. Marlene, 83, born Nov. 7, 1935, in Williston, N.D., to the late Charles Edward Gray and Chestine Alma Jenkins. She graduated from Vernonia Union High School in 1954. She later completed multiple courses at Portland area colleges ranging from accounting and business to psychology and creative writing. Marlene spent the majority of her professional career at ESCO Corporation. In her 39+ years at ESCO she rose through the ranks from secretary in the Portland Sales Office, to Executive Assistant to both the President and CEO and to the Chairman of the Board until her retirement in 1997. Marlene lived a full life enjoying family, friends and the arts. She loved attending local dance classes and spent hours creating beautiful pastel portraits. Marlene thoroughly enjoyed the performing arts attending countless musical performances at the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Rose Theatre. She was loyal, caring and supportive, regularly attending luncheons with dear friends, support groups and diligently staying connected to family near and far. Marlene had a broad and diverse family. Her brother, Joseph Gray; her sister, Miriam Goertzen; her fiance, Robert "Bob" L. Gibson in 1985; and her husband, Kenneth "Ken" Adams in 2006 each preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; her dear friend, Jim Burns; her "honorary" daughter-in-law, Linda Kozlowski; and her two "honorary" granddaughters, Amy Stredde and Robin Waterman. Family, friends and others whose lives Marlene touched are invited to a Celebration of Life event which will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Elsie Stuhr Center. Marlene embodied the spirit of giving donating to countless charities throughout her lifetime. In lieu of flowers we ask you to join us in donating to a favorite charity in her name as way to honor her legacy and those ideals for which she proudly stood. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Marlene (Gray) Adams
Marlene (Gray) Adams Nov. 7, 1935 - Oct. 13, 2019 Marlene Louise Adams died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 13, 2019 at her home in Beaverton, Ore. Marlene, 83, born Nov. 7, 1935, in Williston, N.D., to the late Charles Edward Gray and Chestine Alma Jenkins. She graduated from Vernonia Union High School in 1954. She later completed multiple courses at Portland area colleges ranging from accounting and business to psychology and creative writing. Marlene spent the majority of her professional career at ESCO Corporation. In her 39+ years at ESCO she rose through the ranks from secretary in the Portland Sales Office, to Executive Assistant to both the President and CEO and to the Chairman of the Board until her retirement in 1997. Marlene lived a full life enjoying family, friends and the arts. She loved attending local dance classes and spent hours creating beautiful pastel portraits. Marlene thoroughly enjoyed the performing arts attending countless musical performances at the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Rose Theatre. She was loyal, caring and supportive, regularly attending luncheons with dear friends, support groups and diligently staying connected to family near and far. Marlene had a broad and diverse family. Her brother, Joseph Gray; her sister, Miriam Goertzen; her fiance, Robert "Bob" L. Gibson in 1985; and her husband, Kenneth "Ken" Adams in 2006 each preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; her dear friend, Jim Burns; her "honorary" daughter-in-law, Linda Kozlowski; and her two "honorary" granddaughters, Amy Stredde and Robin Waterman. Family, friends and others whose lives Marlene touched are invited to a Celebration of Life event which will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Elsie Stuhr Center. Marlene embodied the spirit of giving donating to countless charities throughout her lifetime. In lieu of flowers we ask you to join us in donating to a favorite charity in her name as way to honor her legacy and those ideals for which she proudly stood. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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