Diane Rae Simonson Adams
Diane Rae Simonson Adams, 64, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away unexpectedly on
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, while vacationing in Hawaii, with her family by her
Diane was born to the late Wayne
and Margaret Simonson of Cut Bank, Mont.
She graduated from Cut Bank High
School in 1968, then attended Colorado State University before graduating from
the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in
Anthropology in 1973.
Diane worked for several Alaska
State agencies, including the Department of Corrections and later, the
Legislature in the early 1980s, where she met her soon-to-be husband.
She and the late Al Adams were
married in 1984, and they settled in Juneau, Alaska, where they raised their two
sons until relocating to Anchorage in 1996.
Diane supported various
organizations including the Girl Scouts, as a camp counselor, Beans Cafe and the
American Cancer Society .
Diane was preceded in death by her
husband, Al Adams Sr. in 2012; parents, Margaret and Wayne Simonson; sister,
Peggy Simonson; brother, John Simonson; and niece, Carly Ann Nelson. Diane is
survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bart and Jenel Adams and grandchildren,
Thomas, Suki and Harper Adams of Anchorage; and son, Luke Adams of Anchorage;
stepchildren, Al Adams Jr., Guy and Kristi Adams, Herbert Adams and Michelle and
Bob Merculieff; brother, Tom Simonson of Cut Bank, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Sarah
Scanlan (Mike) of Anchorage and Red Seeberger of Kotzebue, Alaska; nephews, Jon
Nelson of Bozeman, Mont., and Mikey Scanlan of Anchorage; and niece, Sarah Rose
Seeberger. She is also survived by long-time close friends, Sue White Levi, Ann
Stokes and Claire Charlie.
Diane was known for her love of
reading. Diane also loved flowers, the outdoors and horseback riding. She
enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Diane was also an avid traveler
having visited Asia, Europe, Mexico and other locales. She loved cats and often
reminisced about her cat, Clifford, who was by her side for almost 20 years.
A Celebration of Diane's Life is
scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Bridge Restaurant in
Memorials in Diane's name are
suggested to the American Cancer Society or Bean's Cafe in Anchorage.
Sourcce: Alaska Dispatch News, 12