Nina Lorraine Adamson

Musician, 91Nina Lorraine Adamson, 91, of Sheridan, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at her home.

Mrs. Adamson was born April 6, 1913 in Spokane, Wash., to Roy and Lorraine B. (Sheldon) Kingsriter.

Mrs. Adamson attended Sheridan Grade School in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. In 1932, she moved with her father to Astoria, where she met Maurice C. Adamson at the First Christian Church. They married Sept. 2, 1938 in Corvallis. He died in 1983.

Mrs. Adamson attended Oregon State College. After college, she moved to Portland and started a music studio in her home, teaching piano and organ. She played at many churches and at other events in the Portland area.

In 1958, the Adamsons purchased the Sheridan Funeral Home in Sheridan, where Mrs. Adamson played organ. She set up another studio and played for the First Christian Church and at school and community functions. She taught until the age of 87.

Mrs. Adamson was a member of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, downtown development and the National Theater Organ Association. She traveled to Europe, Australia, New York and many other locations and played many of the world's greatest pipe organs. One of her final contributions was to the Elsinor Theater pipe organ in Salem.

Mrs. Adamson is survived by one daughter, Diane L. Bigbee of Milwaukie; a son, Val Adamson of Sheridan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A video history and viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Adamson's Sheridan Funeral Home in Sheridan.

A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Vault interment will be at Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elsinore Theater Organ Fund, in care of Adamson's Sheridan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 10, Sheridan, OR 97378.

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