February 19, 1949 ~ August 12, 2019

Born in: Rangely, Colorado
Resided in: Larkspur, Colorado

David Barrett Adams, son of Dorothy F. Adams and the late Charles E. Adams Jr, was born in Rangely, CO on February 19, 1949 and died on August 12, 2019.

David attended Rangely schools where he excelled in athletics.  After earning his Automotive Technician degree at Western Technical College and working for several years as an automotive mechanic in Denver, he moved to Midland, Texas to attend The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB).  David graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science in 1978.  He practiced as an Exploration Geologist for Champlin and Forrest Oil companies.  While working as a Geology Librarian at the Midland Energy Library he returned to UTPB and completed the required coursework towards a Master’s degree.

In his youth, David was happiest riding horses, hunting and fishing in the Flat Tops Wilderness.   After the cabin was destroyed by Lost Solar Creek, David worked very hard and, with the help of family and friends, built a new cabin that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

After retiring, David took great pleasure in traveling and pride in providing companionship for his mother.   Taking good care of his mom became his primary focus in life and he sacrificed his own needs in the pursuit of this noble goal.  The accomplishments of his nieces along with their wit, laughter and love brought him joy and relief.

David is survived by his mother, Dorothy, sisters Mary C. Adams and Patricia M. Adams, nieces CiCi Haines, Teresa Bushway, Rebecca Flesch and Loretta Adams Licklider, and grandnieces Maria Molina, Ily Rubio and Charlie Flesch, Uncle Donald Moore (Helen), Aunt Nettie Moore and numerous cousins.

A service in his honor will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial, Colorado   80122.


Memorial Service: October 19, 2019 11:00 am

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

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  1. Just want to say, I miss you my friend! I enjoyed our conversations and jokes and talks about your younger adventures. I always looked forward to them..
    I’ll see you again someday..
    To family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in his peace..

  2. I’m missing my cousin and good friend. I’ll miss talking with him and talking about old passed times we had together and with family. David will be missed daily in my heart and soul. Love Ya and wishing you to hold me a spot at the big hunting and fishing hole in Heaven.

  3. We will miss you David. Had a lot of fun at the cabin at the cabin fishing. I hope you will be taken care of in heaven. Rest in piece David. You will be missed dearly

  4. David you were my first buddy that befriended me when I first move to Colorado. You shared many great stories on whatever you thought I’d be interested in. You took the time to show and drive me to many fantastic locations throughout the State. My favorite memories was when we went to Estes Park and the Papoose cabin. You were always quick to offer any type of support and guidance’s regarding the people you loved. You truly had a heart of gold and I’ll forever keep you in my heart as the best damn buddy a person could have. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. I will miss your krass ways of saying things your generosity and your loving ways you care David. We love you your loving care will open the gates to our Lord David.

  6. David you well be miss. I didn’t get to see you much but you were alway loving and kind. The lord well be with you always.

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