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John Lee Adams

Died: Wed., Jul. 17, 2013

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VICTORa- John Lee Adams, 74, of Victor, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton of natural causes.

John was born May 28, 1939, in Kellogg, Idaho, to Jack Cleburn and Kathryn (Davis) Adams. After high school graduation, John went on to receive some college education and then served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years before receiving his honorable discharge.

John was married to Silvie Joann Lee on Sept. 28, 1959. The couple lived in Fresno, Calif., and then Merced, Calif. John worked for Pacific Gas and Electric. They then moved to Victor in 1989 and John started his own business, Happy Auto.

John was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He also worked with Boy Scouts for many years. John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he loved helping others. John always had a secret pocket, which held treats for his grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Silvie Joann Adams of the family home in Victor; three daughters, Audrey Diane McCoy of Spokane, Karen Denise Ruiz of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Julie Ann Adams of Bothell, Wash.; a sister, Judy Harding of Oregon; three grandsons, Jonathan Ward McCoy and Joshua Clinton McCoy, both of Spokane, and Samuel Ruiz of Klamath Falls; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ruiz of Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandsons of Spokane.

Visitation and services were held Saturday, July 20, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stevensville. Interment with military honors was at Victor Cemetery and a reception followed at the church.

Pallbearers were Jonathan and Joshua McCoy, Samuel and Michael Ruiz, Jay Hanchett and Kawelo Carlos

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