Dec. 26, 1923 - June 7, 2012
Jonathan Zane Adams, a resident of Bend since 1965, died June 7, 2012, he was 88 years of age.
Zane was born December 26, 1923, at Elkton, Oregon, to Bertram S. and Edith I. (Haines) Adams. He graduated from the Elkton Union High School, attended The Eugene Vocational School and worked briefly for the Boeing Aircraft Company and the Spokane Air Depot before entering the USAF in 1943. The war years were spent in England to be followed with later assignments in Germany and Southeast Asia, spending a total of over 10 years overseas. After working as an Aircraft Mechanic, a Flight Engineer and an Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent, he retired in the late 60s. After returning from the Air Force, he worked as a foreman for Willamette Industries and was injured in an industrial accident resulting in paraplegia. He then attended COCC receiving an associates degree in accounting and has done volunteer tax work through the AARP program for many years.
He was also active in the Bend Trap Club and was Sec./Treas. of the Oregon State Trapshooting Association for a number of years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Masonic Lodge.
He married Frankie G. Brown in Ft. Worth, Texas, on May 1, 1948. She preceded him death as did his three sisters and one brother.
He is survived by a daughter, Judy G. Daniel; and a son, Daryl Z. Adam. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amy, Rochelle, Sarah, Laura; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Baylee, Kason, Sydney, Allie and David.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hope United Methodist Church, Drain, OR.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Charles Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 2500 N.E. Neff Rd., Bend, OR 97701.
Arrangements are under the care of Niswonger- Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, OR.
Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com