Amory Rose Adams, born January 18, 1991, was named after her great-great grandmother, Amory Cass. She was eager to meet her family, and arrived nine weeks before her due date in Eugene, Oregon. After a seven week stay in the luxury accommodations of Sacred Heart Hospital, Amory went home to Lookingglass.
Enveloped in the love of her family, Amory grew to love animals of all kinds, but she was especially fond of horses and cats. That said, she has been seen kissing dead fish and telling them she loved them! No one was happier than Amory when one of their horses surprised the family one morning with a foal, though her heart really belonged to Kidd, her favorite horse, who was a gift from a caring family member. Cats and kittens were always being smuggled onto the property and into the house, and Amory would be found snuggled up in her bed in the morning with a well-loved cat beside her.
As a young girl, Amory realized her need of Jesus in her heart and life. She willingly surrendered, and as she grew, used her many gifts to honor God. She sang, played violin, and helped at the church in any way she could, and at the last ordinance service, she was delighted to help serve. She also enjoyed playing her violin in the Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra.
Annual family reunions brought bountiful aunts, uncles, and cousins to have fun with. Hide and seek in the field, Snipe hunts, and ice cream at Sherm’s were frequent activities. Tractor rides, Old Yeller, and driving junk cars around the fields brought great laughter.
As Amory attended college classes, she searched for God’s calling on her life. She loved working with animals but realized she had a heart for older people, especially those who were hurting. Her job at Brookdale Senior Living gave her great joy, and the folks there loved her back as she loved them.
Amory’s heart overflowed with love, and she spent hours at her grandparents’ house visiting, watering plants, and helping in any way she could. She was generous with her hugs, and freely gave her love to those around her.
Amory, Dondi and Tia were ushered together into the presence of their Lord on November 7, 2017.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another. John 13:35
A memorial service for Dondi, Amory and Tia will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11 am. All are welcome to join in celebrating their lives at Redeemers Fellowship, 3031 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, Oregon. Three music scholarship funds have been set up in Dondi, Amory, and Tia’s names. Contributions can be made through apostolicfaith.org, or sent directly to The Apostolic Faith Church, 563 Channon St., Roseburg, OR 97470. Cards may also be sent to this address. Flowers may be sent to Redeemers Fellowship, and will then be given to Brookdale Senior Care in memory of Amory. Any stuffed leopard cat or horses will be given to DHS for distribution to foster children in Douglas County.
The love and prayers of those close and far away are appreciated beyond words.