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Richard Grow Adams

Male 1929 - 2007  (78 years)

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  • Name Richard Grow Adams  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Dick 
    Born 05 Sep 1929  Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 2007  Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Richard "Dick" G. Adams, 78, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., Idaho.
      Dick was born September. 5, 1929, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., Idaho, the youngest of four children of John Hamer and Rosella May Grow Adams.
      He was raised and educated in Twin Falls and and while in high school, was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. He attended Idaho State College in Pocatello.
      He served in the Idaho National Guard.
      Dick was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 13th Ward.
      He is survived by his wife, Colleen of 49 years, his daughter, Leana (Ron) Blackwood, his sons, Kenny and Rick Adams, three sisters, Iola Jensen, Virginia Pratt and Thelma (Jack) Porter, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
      Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) - Friday, September 28, 2007
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    Buried 29 Sep 2007  Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grave Memorial for Richard Grow Adams with Headstone
    Grave Memorial for Richard Grow Adams with Headstone
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    Person ID I1938  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2017 

    Father John Hamer Adams,   b. 05 Oct 1901, Plano, Madison, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1981, Boise, Ada, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Rosella May Grow,   b. 09 Nov 1902, Iona, Bonneville, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1980, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 02 Nov 1920  Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Sep 1929 - Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 2007 - Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Sep 2007 - Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Link to Google Earth
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    Richard Grow Adams
    Richard Grow Adams

  • Notes 
    • I was born Sept 5, 1929 in a little shack at 237 Van Buren St. in Twin Falls, Idaho, to John Hamer and Rosella May Grow Adams. The girls, Iola-9, Virginia-7 and Thelma-5 remember playing outside till I was born. After three girls I was welcomed by all. I was the first and only grandson on the Adams side.

      My dad and mother had a cow they milked and some rabbits we sold and also used for meat. My sisters and I went to gather baskets of clover to feed rabbits and I would play and they let me ride home in the basket. There was no houses from Van Buren over to Blue Lakes, just fields. We had two long rows of hutches for about 100 rabbits. The girls said they had to water, feed and clean the pens. I remember Dad killing and cleaning the rabbits. Dad was a hard worker and we always had enough to eat.

      I?m told I had lots of energy and it took all the family to keep me safe. Once, when I was three years old, I disappeared and Iola and Virginia went looking for me. We had the Perrine Canal on Addison two blocks from home. They found me going down the inside fence to the water. I also remember Daddy was going to Sandy?s Coldstorage to sort apples. I got on the running board of the truck, facing the back wheel. I was about three or four. I hung on tight and when Dad parked and saw me, I said, ?I?m cold.? He called mother and said, ?Do you know where your son is?? She says, ?I?ll go look for him?. Dad days, ?Don?t bother, he is with me.? What a ride.

      Dad started building houses about 1935. He built the stocco house where the shack was. I remember the shack on the ally, but Virginia says it was moved there when Dad built the big house in front. We moved into the new house. It had our bedrooms upstairs and we were all happy to have lots of room and a bathroom inside. He then built the duplex next door.

      Papa and Grandma Adams were a big part of our lives. They moved into the south side of the duplex. I can remember walking downtown to have my picture taken with Papa when I was about six. At Christmas, the girls said Papa put a beard on and a Santa hat and came and knocked on the window so I saw him and then they said go to bed so Santa will come.

      I went to Sunday School with the girls and was baptized 5 Feb. 1938 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the church on 4th East across from City Park. It is now White Mortuary. I went to church till I was teenage, but Dad always had work to do on Sunday.

      School years started at Lincoln School, on 2nd Ave West., 1935. I remember Miss Allen as first grade. Second and third grade was at Lincoln. We moved to the 100 block on Pierce St. I went to Washington School, on Blue Lakes, for forth, fifth and sixth grades. It is gone now. I had a hard time in 4th grade so Aunt Ethel, who was a teacher, taught me in the summer and I was ready for 5th grade.


      A bigger boy was picking on me and my teacher Chancy Abbott, said, ?Can you lick him?? I said, ?Yes?. He went in and watched from the window. I beat him, then his mother came and gave him a bad time for fighting with such a little boy.

      When I was nine, Daddy won a Shetland pony form Anderson Lumber and my fun began. Bud Hafer was on a farm and he kept it at his place. He led it on his bike and I rode, except being bucked off two times. I rode the pony all over town and had lots of fun.

      Duewy Gibb was in high school and the guys bet he couldn?t beat me on my pony. He won and they put it in the school paper ?Man beats horse?. I knew how to have him buck so I would give kids rides and have them sit way back and he would buck them off.

      I then was in Twin Falls Jr. High on Shoshone St. I ran home for lunch at noon. I also had a bike I rode part of the time.

      I got a two year old mustang and from then on I rode horses, I broke some and latter had registered quarter horses. When I was about 14 I raced and won some races and lost some. I won first in jumping horses in Idaho and Nevada.

      Daddy could always keep us busy. We lathed, filled hard wood floors and always cleaned up inside and out of the houses he was building. We all learned to work and when our friends came to play Dad always put them to work. They only came once.

      I graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1947. It was in the same building as Jr. High. I did boxing and was pretty good. We had a good group of boys and did lots of boxing. I also became an avid motorcycle rider. All this time I was working and building with Dad.

      I made trips into Canada with my friend McBeth. With a 1954 Crestlineer car. I headed for Pocatello for my first try at higher learning ?College?. With one semester under my belt, I dropped out and went home. That wasn?t for me.

      My next adventure was in the National Guard, to Fort Knox, KY. I was a tank commander, 116 armored division, so spent my time driving a tank. When I got home, I helped my dad build homes, a motel and apartment and business building.

      I married Colleen Anderson on 14 March 1958 in Elko, Nevada and acquired an instant family, Kenny-6 and Leana-4. We had Rick and that gave us three children. We ran the motel for fifteen years and the lobby was our living room. Between cleaning motel rooms and apartments we had in town I had opened a cycle shop. We were plenty busy.

      In 1964 we traded the apartments for a 120 acre farm in Jerome, Idaho. For years Colleen run the motel while I farmed and run the cycle shop. We had lots of things to do with ball games, riding horses and working, we also loved to dance and in fact, we were quite the ?jitterbug couple?.

      We sold the motel in 1973 and moved to the farm, where my folks had been living. Eight years latter we sold the farm and built a beautiful house in Twin Falls. Colleen did the plans and all the decorating.

      I was still farming for the California buyer until he could move here, but his luck changed and we had to repossess the farm so we sold the house in Twin and moved back to the farm. I farmed for over 30 years while on the farm we had 200 head of cattle and a smart and loyal dog. This was in 1989. I worked my guts out and ended up paying too much income tax. I never had cattle again. I made more on cattle, the last year, than all the years I worked.

      I built a new home in Twin. We worked on it for a year and moved in. We also took on a job of rasing a grandson, Brady. Now I go to scouts and to church on Sunday, off and on, to be with him. It?s been a new road, but we love him.

      We?ve taken many fun trips. A highlight was our trip to Europe, we were gone 30 days and had a good time. I have lots of good friend. Every Christmas we have dinner parties and open house for everyone we know. It takes a while to decorate our house inside and out. Our family helps us put up all the lights.

      I?m 5' 11" , have blond hair and blue eyes. I weigh 175 lbs. (150 when I was younger). I enjoyed good health all my life, till 2004. Feb. 6 I had a aneurism hit me and was air flighted to Boise near being gone. Kirk and Joe gave me a blessing, and I beat the odds. I have to be very careful and not lift things. I exercise and walk and had made it for three years. I hope to be here to long enough to finish raising Brady.

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho; Roll: 404; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 171.0.
      Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho

    2. [S90] Public Member Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees.

    3. [S76] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security;), Number: 518-30-1217; Issue State: Idaho; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Birth date: 5 Sep 1929 Birth place: Death date: 25 Sep 2007 Death place: Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho


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