|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1931|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 2012|
Roger Winston Adrian
1931 - 2012 Roger W. Adrian born December 12, 1931 in Chico, CA and died from natural causes at home on April 29, 2012 Weaverville, CA with his loving wife beside him. He was and always will be a cowboy.
Roger was predeceased by his parents Ila and Dan Adrian of Weaverville, CA, sister Joyce McNickles of El Sobrante, CA, granddaughter Alyssa Adrian of Weaverville, CA.
He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Mary Adrian of Weaverville, CA, son Roger Adrian and wife Jeanie of Weaverville, daughters, Karen Fortenberry and husband Roland of Redding CA, Sharon Braxton and husband Bill of Lewiston, CA, Bettina Blackwell and husband Bill of Weaverville, CA and Angela Adrian of Redding, CA. He leaves a sister Gail Corrigan and husband Garrett of Carmichael, CA and brother Kenton Adrian and wife Bernice of Weaverville, CA. He is further survived by his grandchildren - his mugwumps - Crissy Martinez, Shiloe Braxton (Amanda), Amy Fortenberry, Eric Corella, Mary Daw (Ben), Betsy Fowers (Brad), Morgan Adrian, Jake Corella all of Redding, CA. Lori Eldridge (Jayson) of Sacramento, CA, Sarah Corella of Long Beach, CA, Michael Blackwell (Jillian) of McKinleyville, CA, Danielle Warford (Josh) of Martinez, CA and Nicholas Adrian of Scotia, CA. He also leaves foster granddaughters, Hope Ezeani, Renee Takwi and Billie Adkins and their families. He leaves 18 dearly loved greatgrandchildren as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Adrian lived all but three years of his life in Lewiston, CA. Those three years were spent in Harney County, OR. He was raised on the old Lowden Ranch on Old Lewiston Road in Lewiston, CA and started work at a very early age. By the time he was 8 he was milking cows, washing milk bottles and making cottage cheese. Eventually he was given the job of delivering milk door to door. This is how he met his wife Mary. He worked for a short time at a mill but the majority of his adult life was spent as a self-employed businessman.
He was in partnership with his brother Kenton for many years in the Adrian's Dairy and later in the Diggins Saloon. He and his wife Mary owned the Trinity Cab Service for several years. The business he most enjoyed was The Six Pac Packers where he got to live his dream taking people into the Trinity Alps as a licensed packer and guide. He was able to do this for over 20 years. His job as a Milkman took him all over Trinity County which gave him the opportunity to meet and get to know people from all over. He loved driving the roads in the county, especially Highway 299 along the Trinty River. He felt that there was no place in the world as beautiful as Trinity County.
Mr. Adrian loved horses, dogs, his wife, his children, grandchildren and his friends, not necessarily in that order, but quite possibly so. He didn't know a stranger and was a friend to everyone he met. He loved people, loved their stories, and truly enjoyed hearing about other people's lives. He had the rare ability to really listen and to make you feel like he really cared about what you were saying, which he did. He helped many people over the years and never expected anything in return. He loved history, especially history of Trinity County. He visited every lake in the Trinity Alps but his favorite place in the world was Siligo Meadows.
He freely served his community and donated his time and money to many organizations. Some of those were the Weaverville Jaycees, Weaverville Little League, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elks, Weaverville Chamber of Commerce, Redding Elks, Lewiston Moose and the E Clampus Vitus. He supported the Weaverville Elementary School and Trinity High School activities while his children and grandchildren attended those schools as well as after. He was a Life Member of the Trinity Scholarship Foundation. He was a 1950 graduate of Trinity High School. He was center on the football team and loved to share stories of that time, especially if it had to do with his friend Karl Van Matre. Mr. Adrian received many commendations throughout his life but was proudest of and very honored to be named the Citizen of the Year for the work he did during the 1964 flood.
A celebration of Roger's life will be on June 2, 2012 at Lowden Park, Weaverville, CA at 1:00 PM. All are welcome to attend. Come ready to share your memories of Roger with friends and family. Donations in his memory may sent to the Weaverville Joss House, Trinity Scholarship Foundation, and Weaverville Cemetery or the Trinity County Fair.
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Daniel Kenton Adrian (1907 - 1984)
Ila Verle Gentry Adrian (1906 - 2000)
Mary L. Adrian (1934 - ____)*
Plot: Section C, Row 3, Grave 9.5A
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: May 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89675409