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John "Cowboy" Albert Adams

John (Cowboy) Albert Adams, 80, of Kremmling, Colorado, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Cowboy was born at home on the farm in Olton, Texas on August 20, 1940. He has been a longtime resident of Kremmling, Colorado, which fulfilled his dream of living a “quiet” life in a mountain town. Cowboy retired from Henderson Mill after twenty-eight years. Cowboy’s hobbies was shoeing horses, wrangling grandchildren, training horses and working on ranches. (Cowboy was not a farrier; he was a horse shoer. He didn’t hesitate to explain the difference between the two. His forge was the cigarette lighter in his pocket). Cowboy was very out going and no one was a stranger to him, which is how he massed a network of friends that ran far and wide. Cowboy’s trademark was to give you nickname, whether you liked it or not.

Survivors includes two older sisters , Delane Blondeau of Portal, Arizona, and Juanda “Tucum” Crawford of Alvin, Texas; one son, Sonny “Griz” (Terri) Adams of Craig, Colorado; and three daughters, Nona “Houch” (Larry) Pulliam of Grand Junction, Colorado; Sharmon “ Homer” (the Curtis) Daley of Abilene, Texas; and Jackie “Hoot” Adams of Kremmling, Colorado; five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, five horses, and an old dog “Beauty”.

The family is planning a memorial service on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the town park in Kremmling, Colorado. Further details will be forth coming. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch

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I met Cowboy, in 1997, when we were invited to NAS Ociana, by CO Eric Benson. I flew a T34B, from NAS Atlanta. We flew a C2 Greyhound to the USS George Washington, which was underway. We toured the ship, for 3 days. Cowboy and I became friends, and he invited me to come to Kremlin and hunt with him. I hunted with him, for 2 seasons, which were very successful. He nicknamed me Rip. We used to talk 2 to 3 times per year. He was a great guy. He is sorely missed. Robert A. Garrett.

Robert Garrett Jan 1 2022 4:48 PM

So sorry to learn of Sonny's death. James & I was talking about him tonight and tried to call. Phone disconnected so I looked him up in Krimmling. He must have passed away soon after he had called us. Your mom and dad were very special people. Life long friends. As little children when you were living in Texas our families were together so often. Such good memories. Eunice was like a sister to me. Still miss her. Love you'll James and Patricia Powell

Patricia powell Sep 14 2021 9:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John "Cowboy" Adams

Eldeen Shiffer(Needle) Aug 8 2021 1:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John "Cowboy" Adams

Susan Allumbaugh Aug 7 2021 12:54 AM

To the family of Cowboy Adams: I never got a chance to meet may of you as I live in Michigan. But I have many fond memories of my friend, Cowboy. I did meet Sally and Hoot on several occasions.
I first met Cowboy in September of 1996. I had trailered 4 of my horses from Michigan to Colorado to hunt near the Portal of the Williams Fork River. One of my horses had lost a shoe and I drove to Parshall to find a farrier. No cell phones in those days, so I used the bar phone and with their advice, I called Cowboy and he agreed to meet me in the next morning at 8am- at the bar! The meeting went well. He put a new shoe on my horse in the bar parking lot and we hit it off. He wouldn't let me pay him. I couldn't believe that! I told him that I would take him out for a steak dinner when I got to Kremmling- and I did! We became life long friends- talking long distance on the phone 4-5 times per year and always looking forward to spending time with him on my annual trip to hunt elk. He always found pasture or pens and hay for my horses when we were in town. And he always opened up his house for us to spend the night or to take much needed shower. I really enjoyed spending time with Cowboy as I went with him to shoe horses, help gather his friend Jerry's cattle, or just drive around in the country. He was a great friend and will be sadly missed on my next trip to Kremmling. Sending our sympathies from the Brown family.

Gary L Brown Jun 28 2021 6:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John "Cowboy" Adams

Gary L Brown Jun 28 2021 6:06 PM

He was a good friend of mine. I miss him. My nickname was Froggy.

SUSAN SISSEL Jun 5 2021 12:39 PM