Lorraine Adams (Melos)


Lorraine Adams (Melos), 75 of Manson, Wash. passed away on May 5, 2017.   She was born in Cle Elum on March 23, 1942 to Joe and Mary Melos (Birchall). Lorraine graduated from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School in 1960. After High School she worked as a switchboard operator in Cle Elum.  In 1963 she married her high school sweetheart, John Adams.  That same year they moved to Kirkland, Wash. where they resided until retiring to Chelan, Wash. in 2002.

Lorraine worked in the Lake Washington School District for over 20 years.  She enjoyed working with kids as well as the teachers and staff at several different schools as a Para educator, Assistant Coach, and Office Staff.

John and Lorraine raised three sons in Kirkland, Wash. but enjoyed their frequent visits back to Roslyn and Cle Elum. After their children became adults they decided to purchase a cabin near Lake Cle Elum where the family could gather.    She was very proud of her family and enjoyed doting on her grandkids.

Lorraine enjoyed quilting, reading, playing Bunko, and Barstool Bingo at the Apple Cup in Chelan.   She loved playing Mexican Train especially if she was winning!   She was passionate about her role as Community Volunteer and was active in the Eagles, Chelan Newcomers Group, Newcomer Group Litter Pick Up Crew, Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store, First Fridays, Winterfest, Manson Apple Blossom Festival, Lighting Committee, Quilt Shows, Wapato Point Cellars, Lake Chelan Winery, and many others.   She was always willing to lend a hand.   

Lorraine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John, her parents, and her brother-in-law Charles Adams.  She is survived by her sons Mike (Maria), Mark (Kathy), Jeff (Amy) Adams; sister Judy (Jim) Simpson; brother-in-laws James, Richard (Marilyn), Floyd (Bettyle) Adams; sister-in-laws Jenny Sue Adams and Francis Bagnasco; numerous nieces, nephews and their spouses; numerous grand nieces and grand nephews; and numerous dear friends.   

The family wishes to thank all her amazing caregivers at Central Washington Hospital.   A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on June 2, 2017 at the Lake Chelan Eagles.  In her honor please wear her favorite colors turquoise, orange, chartreuse green or other bright colors.  For more information and to view her online guestbook visit www.telfordschapel.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, Our House-Cancer Care of NCW (where she stayed when John was in the hospital), or the Confluence Health Foundation in Wenatchee.

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