|Posted on line: Thursday, June 25, 2015; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, June 26, 2015|
Ted Adams, 92
Clarence Lester (Ted) Adams, born in Omaha, Nebraska March 7, 1923, to Clarence E. and Edna M. Miller Adams. He attended Omaha Technical High School. Ted joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and constructed lodges in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He worked lumberjacking in Alaska before enlisting in the Army Air Corp in WWII. Ted was a member of the 459th Bomb Squadron, 330th Bombardment Group in Guam, as a radar technician on B-29s. He met his future wife, June Phillips, of Weiner, Arkansas, while training in Scott Field, Illinois. They married in 1943.
After the war, Ted worked at Great Lakes Pipeline, then Omaha Public Power District. In 1954, he and June purchased a farm in Crescent , Iowa. He farmed, also working for OPPD at North Omaha.Ted transferred to the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station moving to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska in 1964. After 31 years with OPPD, Ted retired in 1985. Ted and June moved to the Ozarks, living in Cape Fair and Crane, Missouri. In 2006 Ted moved to Payson, Arizona.
Ted was a member of the Hazel Dell Methodist Church -Crescent, Iowa, the Fort Calhoun Masonic Lodge, the Tangier Temple of Omaha, Nebraska, the Fort Calhoun VFW, the Ham Radio Operators of America, and the Senior Citizen Center, Payson, Arizona.
Ted enjoyed ham radio, wood carving, reading, fishing, camping, and electronics. He patented an engine in the 1960ís.
Ted is survived by his six children: Sherry Dale (Calvin) Ohrt and Lana (Frank) Schafer, of Omaha, Nebraska; Mike (Penny) Adams of Belton, Texas; Mark (Tracy) Adams of Reeds Springs, Missouri; and Steve (Sue) Adams and Jennifer (John) Scott, of Litchfield, Arizona. Eighteen grandchildren: Sabra Ohrt, Monte Ohrt, Peter Adams, Julie Newton, Cheri Plessala, Robert Adams, Matt Adams, Jill Kaiser, Kristin Gomez, Steve Schafer, Daniel Schafer, Phil Schafer, Josh Adams, Kc Adams, Autumn Adams, Christopher Scott, Phillip Scott, and Jacob Scott. He is also survived by thirty-one great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, June, brothers Harry and Fred, and granddaughter Angela Scott.
Ted passed away on May 1, 2015, in Payson, Arizona. Services were held on June 1, 2015, in Crane, Missouri.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~