Frankie May Dunn Adams, 95, of Lake Oswego, formerly of Burns, Tucson, Ariz., and Albany, died April 8 at The Pearl of Kruse Way.
Frankie was a delight to all who knew her. Her wit and unique sense of style made her a wonderful person to know. She loved to write, travel, read, and learn new activities.
Frankie was born May 14, 1917, in Burns, the daughter of Phillip and Elfie (Stafford) Dunn, and was raised on a cattle ranch in Harney County. After graduating from Crane Boarding School, she moved to Eugene in 1937 and later attended business school in Portland. She joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1942 with a desire to fly aircraft.
Following the Civil Air Patrol, she met Wilbur (Bill) Adams of Eugene. They married in 1947 and moved to California, then Arizona where they both worked at Hughes Aircraft. Frankie and Bill lived in Tuscon and Lake Montezuma, Ariz., for most of their life together.
Frankie and Bill were among the first to purchase a Winnebago motorhome, and they traveled to all 50 states, Canada and areas south of the border. During their retirement years, they had the opportunity to work for several years in national parks, including Yellowstone National Park, as seasonal managers.
Frankie is survived by a sister, Edith (Allie) Roberts of Milwaukie; and a brother, Thomas Dunn of Creswell. Many nieces, nephews and extended family mourn her passing.
Frankie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and five brothers and sisters.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association for research at alz.org. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The family is honoring her wishes for no memorial service.