ack was born in Livingston, Montana to Thomas and Della Adams. He graduated from the Park County high school in 1944, and immediately enlisted in the Unites States Airforce. During WW11 Jack served as a B-29 gunner until he was honorably discharged in 1946. He then went to work in the oil business and eventually married Jeannette Kopp on December 31, 1953 in Bozeman, Montana. Shortly after, they moved to Sheridan, Wyoming and opened Bighorn Taxidermy. In 1968 they immigrated to Smithers, BC where he built and ran Adams Igloo Taxidermy and Wildlife Museum until his retirement in 1995. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman whose greatest love was the outdoors. His many wilderness adventures and outings with family and friends are highlighted in his 2006 book ‘From Gophers to Grizzlies’.
Jack is survived by his wife Jeannette; daughter Andri; grandchildren Brady and Hailey; son-in-law Steve Krakana; nieces and nephews Bill, Sandy, Barry, Janet and Judy. Jack is predeceased by his parents; brothers Joseph, Robert and Eugene; niece JoAnne. A special thanks to Dr. Scholtz, BV Hospice Society and the staff of the Bulkley Lodge. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Evangelical Free Church of Smithers. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial Donations in Jack’s name can be made to the Northwest Animal Shelter Society through the Bulkley Valley Credit Union. Condolences may be offered at www.raschraderfuneralhome.com.
Goodbye, until we meet again…….