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Richard Russell Adamson, 85, of Bonita Street, Carlsbad, NM, passed away on Friday February 25, 2022 in El Paso, Tx. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday March 19, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Carlsbad with Pastor Pat Collins and Pastor Emeritus Gene Harbaugh officiating.
Richard was born on Thursday March 5, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska to Charles and Nellie (Tigh) Adamson. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and served one enlistment, making many friends and wonderful memories along the way. Richard worked in the sheet metal industry for Olsen Brothers Sheet Metal in Omaha Nebraska for over 30 years. He loved his work and woke up every morning excited to get on the job. He moved to Carlsbad in 1993 with his family after retiring from the job he loved. Rich was a huge fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football team. He never missed a game. He enjoyed attending church at First Presbyterian and was very involved with the life of the church serving as both a Deacon and an Elder for many years. He was at his happiest when he was able to help prepare for pot-luck dinners at the church. He also loved tending his gardens and growing all sorts of plants. The biggest joy of his life was any time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the center of his universe. GO BIG RED!!!
He was preceded in death by his parents and his seven brothers and sisters.
Richard is survived by his two daughters: Jennifer Raines and Amber Kincheloe and husband David, both of Carlsbad. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Hannah Raines (Luchiahno Lopez) and Lucas Raines (Denika Frias) both of Carlsbad, and Alizay Adamson (Sean Standiford) of Titusville, Florida, and one great-granddaughter; Layla Grace Raines of Carlsbad. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations in his name can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org or to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
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