Clyde Adams, 88

Jun 25, 2012

Clyde Adams departed this life on June 12, 2012. His life was long and fulfilling, and he will be remembered by people worldwide.

Clyde was born May 16, 1924, in Liberty, Maine, and served with the U.S. Navy in WWII and during the Korean conflict. He earned a B.S. in Animal Husbandry and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Maine and worked toward a PhD in Arid Lands Management at the University of Arizona.

He worked as a county agent in New York and an agricultural economist with the U.S. State Department. Upon retirement, he served as an independent consultant, volunteered for various organizations, remained involved with the international community, and enjoyed time with family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Letitia R. Adams, his parents, Elwin and Ruby Adams, his brother, Earl S. Adams, and his sister, Glenice Adams Kershaw. Survivors include five children: Sarah J. (John) Law, Charles I. (Heather) Adams, Elizabeth J. (David) Suter, Barbara J. (Michael) Graham and Andrea M. (Ali) Modarres; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1825 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clyde Adams Desert Legume Program Endowment (by check to UA Foundation/Clyde Adams Desert Legume Endowment, PO Box 210109, 1111 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721 or online at Arrangements by Angel Valley Funeral Home.

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