Reba A. Adamich

Reba A. Adamich

7/13/1924 — 9/14/2023

Reba Alice Adamich passed away on September 14 after a severe illness.  Reba was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee, one of eight children, to Ned and Emma Patty. She met her husband, Frank, when she was working at Oceana Naval Base in Virginia Beach and he was a dashing young naval chief who had sworn to remain single! That quickly changed – Frank and Reba wed in 1950 and enjoyed military life in Turkey, Florida and Japan before Frank’s retirement when they moved back to his hometown of Port Angeles, WA where they lived for 52 years.

A supportive and loving mother and wife, Reba devoted her life to the care of her family while maintaining close relationships and frequent visits with her mother and siblings in Tennessee and Virginia.  She was an excellent cook and homemaker, game to try any new recipe that her kids would come up with.  Reba and Frank always had a garden which provided berries and apples for her awesome pies.

Reba was always up for a trip to Hawaii or Las Vegas.  She was a great sport about traveling to new places but Hawaii was her happy place.   She enjoyed the sun, a good Mai Tai and a “hot” slot machine.

In 2011, she and Frank moved to Seattle to be near their daughters.  They enjoyed more activities as a family during those years.  Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 2014, after 64 years of marriage.  She recently relocated to Lewiston, ID (close to Joanne) to rehabilitate after a long hospital stay but she passed away after another bout of illness.  Still missing her Tennessee weather after all these years, she was happiest sitting outside in the hot Idaho sun.

Reba is the last of her eight siblings to pass.  She is survived by daughters Patti Adamich (Ellis) and Joanne Gregory, grandson Brian Gregory (Julie), granddaughter Leah (Paul), three great-grandchildren Cecily, Audrey and Skylar, nephews Edward Adamich (Peggy), Leland Hamilton (Helen), and niece Fern Matlock.

Reba will be interred with Frank at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America.



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