By HDN staff
MISSOULA - Robert B. Adams, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at a Missoula hospital.
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held in Colorado in June.
Adams was born in 1924, to Frank and Fannie Adams. He moved to Whitefish, where he graduated from high school in 1942. He joined the Army Air Corps and served for three years. He attended college at Northern Montana College in Havre where he played basketball. He graduated from the University of Montana.
In 1948, he married Norma Hayes in Scobey.
After graduating from college he coached and taught high school in Chester and Superior for three years.
He then began his 25-year career with Continental Oil Co. He managed service stations and retired as division manager of marketing in Denver. The couple retired to Missoula in 1978.
In the 1950s, Adams was a ski instructor and taught skiing to blind skiers in Winter Park, Colo. In 1999, he was inducted into Northern Montana College's Athletic Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by a son, David in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Norma; a daughter, Teri Duffin; a son, Robert of Tennessee; sisters, Pat of Hardin and Margaret of Great Falls; a brother, Ben of Virginia; and three grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Missoula Youth Homes, Box 7616, Missoula, MT 59807, or to the donor's choice.
Malletta Family of Funeral Homes of Missoula is in charge of arrangements.