Condolence: Carol was the epitome of a proper New England Lady - charming, engaging, witty, and gentle - but she did not let that inhibit her from loudly exercising her lust for a good life for everyone. She befriended this stranger in 1980 when she first came to visit San Francisco and she stayed with us many times over the next ten years. On one visit, in defiance of evil, she and Gene had come to sit on the train tracks leading to the Concord Naval Weapons Station. She did that for all of us who did not rally so strongly against that evil and in the process she passed along a fervor that would eventually arouse compassion in even this old curmudgeon. We hiked and swam and explored the backwoods of Northern California where she gathered fresh water clams in the South Fork of the Eel and body-surfed the Russian River rapids north of Cloverdale, and she and Gene would set up their tent up at our retreat on a Mendocino mountaintop, finding joy and surprise everywhere. Carol called herself my "Sis" from Day One, and for many years I have reflected on that honor. Carol's light burned bright and warm and I'm mighty grateful to have shared it. Thank you for your presence, Sis. With love, Cam
Condolence From: Dorothy Emerson and Donna Clifford
Condolence: Our hearts are sad at Carol's passing but rejoice that we knew her for so many years. We send our best wishes to her family and pray that you are enjoying fond memories of her, as we are. May your sadness be healed and love remain.
Condolence From: UU Retired Ministers and Partners Assciation
Condolence: On behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Retired Ministers and Partners Association (UURMaPA), I send our condolences to the family of Carol Adams upon her death. She will be remembered at two worship services offered at our conferences in the coming year. An obituary will appear in our quarterly newsletter, and will be archived on our web site. Per her request, we will send a memorial gift in her name to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
In gratitude and grief,
Judy Welles, President of UURMaPA