In Loving Memory

Michael David Adams

May 10th 1972 - July 8th 2005

   

 

 

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2005 Chili Cook off

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2005 Fantasy Football

 
 

Michael was taken far too soon. He leaves behind a loving family and wonderful friends who mourn his loss deeply. However, Mike would not want us to grieve and feel sadness. He would want to be remembered for the joyful person he was and to be comforted by cherished memories that we all have.

If ever anyone truly lived the expression “Carpe Diem” it was Mike. There were times when he told us that he wanted to do something and our reply might be …take it easy or why not wait on it… but in retrospect I’m glad he did not always take our advise. During his short life he was able to experience more than some people who live twice as many years.

 

At the Chili Cook-Off last year I had a talk with Karen Chavez that made me think about how to put Mike’s life in perspective. After some time I shared the following with her:

I was thinking about our talk on Saturday and what the owner of the restaurant in Rachel said and tried to give meaning to Mike's life and death. Perhaps his purpose was to leave us these important messages:

1. There is nothing more important than the love of family and friends.
2. Friends are far more valuable than material possessions.
3. Follow your dreams and live each day to its fullest since you never know how long you have.

From a headstone in Ireland:

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Last year Mike’s good friends Sean and Julie Kelly welcomed a new Michael with the birth of their son, Michael Joseph Kelly on August 25th.
 

ET Highway - Rachel, NV
 
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