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June Nielson Adamson
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Birth: unknown
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: 2009

Oak Ridger, The (TN) - April 21, 2009
Deceased Name: June Adamson
June Adamson, age 86, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, April 17, 2009.
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married George Adamson in 1942 and moved to Oak Ridge the following year. George and June were married 56 years.
She worked at the Oak Ridge Public Library, then at The Oak Ridger for 10 years, and then taught in the School of Journalism, College of Communications, at the University of Tennessee until her retirement at age 70. She continued to write for many publications until her health declined. Her major research effort was ''The Lit Stick of Dynamite,'' an account of the desegregation of the Clinton schools in the 1950s.
June was passionate about music, playing violin with the orchestra, string quartets, and other music groups. She loved knitting sweaters for people and gourmet cooking. She and George enjoyed having friends visit at the ''Wee Hoose'' at Watts Bar Lake, the cottage that she and George built with their own hands. She also enjoyed the company of different groups of friends including the ''Monday Group,'' the Sunday School Group at the Chapel on the Hill, and many others. June had many close relationships with former students who admired her.
She is survived by her son, Neil, and his wife Lisa; a grandson Eric; and three stepgrandsons, Bryan, Steven, and Chris; three nieces and three nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 24, 2009, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be make to the Stanley Adamson Chemistry Prize, Chemistry Dept., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, or to the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinoakridgefuneralhome.com. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - April 24, 2009
Deceased Name: June Adamson - Memorial service today for pioneer journalism professor
A memorial service for June Adamson, the fi rst female professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Tennessee, will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike.
"She was a very serious journalist and very serious about teaching," said Georgiana Vines, New Sentinel political columnist and longtime friend of Mrs. Adamson, who was 86.
Vines met Mrs. Adamson through their work with the Knoxville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Mrs. Adamson had an outspoken personality and communicated her strong viewpoints, said Paul Ashdown, a UT School of Journalism professor.
"She wanted to know what you thought about something, so all discussions with June were very exciting," Ashdown said.
Mrs. Adamson and her husband, George, moved to Oak Ridge in 1942. Mrs. Adamson worked at the Oak Ridge Public Library and at the Oak Ridger newspaper before teaching at UT from 1971 to 1992.
Mrs. Adamson also wrote about Knoxville communications media for the East Tennessee Historical Society's book "Heart of the Valley," Vines said.
As a violin player in the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and an involved community member, Ashdown said Mrs. Adamson had great hopes for Oak Ridge.
"She thought it was a vital, vibrant community that grew out of the war," Ashdown said. "She believed in science and what it was doing."
Katie Freeman may be
reached at 865-342-6305.
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Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - April 22, 2009
Deceased Name: ADAMSON , JUNE
ADAMSON, JUNE
age 86, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, April 17, 2009. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married George Adamson in 1942 and moved to Oak Ridge the following year. George and June were married 56 years. She worked at the Oak Ridge Public Library, then at the Oak Ridger for 10 years, and then taught in the School of Journalism, College of Communications at the University of Tennessee until her retirement at age 70. She continued to write for many publications until her health declined. Her major research effort was "The Lit Stick of Dynamite" an account of the desegregation of the Clinton schools in the 1950's. June was passionate about music, playing violin with the orchestra, string quartets, and other music groups. She loved knitting sweaters for people and gourmet cooking. She and George enjoyed having friends visit at the "Wee Hoose" at Watts Bar Lake, the cottage that she and George built with their own hands. She also enjoyed the company of different groups of friends including the "Monday Group", the Sunday School Group at the Chapel on the Hill, and many others. June had many close relationships with former students who admired her. She is survived by her son Neil and his wife Lisa of Mountain Home Idaho; a grandson, Eric, and three step grandsons, Bryan, Steven, and Chris; three nieces and three nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 24, at 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be make to the Stanley Adamson Chemistry Prize, Chemistry Dept., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081 or to the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
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Oak Ridger, The (TN) - April 21, 2009
Deceased Name: June Adamson
June Adamson, age 86, of Oak Ridge, died Friday, April 17, 2009.
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married George Adamson in 1942 and moved to Oak Ridge the following year. George and June were married 56 years.
She worked at the Oak Ridge Public Library, then at The Oak Ridger for 10 years, and then taught in the School of Journalism, College of Communications, at the University of Tennessee until her retirement at age 70. She continued to write for many publications until her health declined. Her major research effort was ''The Lit Stick of Dynamite,'' an account of the desegregation of the Clinton schools in the 1950s.
June was passionate about music, playing violin with the orchestra, string quartets, and other music groups. She loved knitting sweaters for people and gourmet cooking. She and George enjoyed having friends visit at the ''Wee Hoose'' at Watts Bar Lake, the cottage that she and George built with their own hands. She also enjoyed the company of different groups of friends including the ''Monday Group,'' the Sunday School Group at the Chapel on the Hill, and many others. June had many close relationships with former students who admired her.
She is survived by her son, Neil, and his wife Lisa; a grandson Eric; and three stepgrandsons, Bryan, Steven, and Chris; three nieces and three nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 24, 2009, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be make to the Stanley Adamson Chemistry Prize, Chemistry Dept., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, or to the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinoakridgefuneralhome.com. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Hyrum Perry Neilson (1891 - 1967)
  Annie Lillias Livingston Neilson (1896 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  George Adamson (1920 - 1998)
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Redriver
Record added: Oct 01, 2013
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