DETOUR VILLAGE – Reta “Jean” Adams, 87, of DeTour Village, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Sault Ste. Marie.
She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Buckley, Mich., to George and Eva Mae (Williams) Manchester.
Jean grew up in Buckley. She married her high school sweetheart, LeRoy H. Adams on Dec. 20, 1945. They lived in Buckely for a few years and then in Paradise, Mich., DeTour Village, and Norway, moving with LeRoy’s work with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). When LeRoy retired, they made DeTour their home.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Russ) Fountain of DeTour; sons, Michael (Diane) Adams of DeTour, Gerald Adams of DeTour, Brian (Cheryl) Adams of Naubinway, and Scott (Ann) Adams of Norway; 16 grandchildren, Sean Fountain, Ben Fountain, Eric Fountain, Cari Adams, Jason Adams, Tara Adams, Martin Adams, Amanda Kivasaari, Brenda Adams, Brittany Cevallos, Tiffany Clayton, Dominic Adams, Jared Adams, Sarah Adams, Andy Adams, and Jenny Howell; and 18 great-grandchildren, Alexa, Kira, Kylie, Leah, Deacon, Kegan, Justin, Rachelle, Dane, Tyler, Hunter, Grace, Declan, Jolie, Isabella, Aliya, Allison, and Liam.
She is also survived by her inseparable twin sister, Rhea “June” von der Hoff of Interlochen.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy in 2008; sisters, Glada Manchester and Gerry Smith; and granddaughter, Stacey Adams.
Private family services are being planned for the spring.
Memorials may be made to the DeTour Senior Dinners, c/o DeTour Village, P.O. Box 397, DeTour Village, MI 49725.
Reamer Galer Funeral Home, 24549 S. M-129 in Pickford is serving the family.