Harriet Adams

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Harriet Adams 4/28/1926 – 12/9/2022 Harriet Adams, 96, passed away on December 9, 2022 from complications of a fall on Thanksgiving Day. Born in Salida, CO on April 28, 1926, Harriet was the daughter of Paul and Rutha Ingledew. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, she enjoyed all things outdoors. In 1944, she met Don Adams, while skiing in Colorado's Monarch Basin. On September 7, 1946 they married in Santa Fe, NM and moved East. Side-by-side, they built a life and legacy. Don and Harriet were instrumental in the post-World War II birth of the ski industry in the U.S. They formed a ski club to build and operate a small municipal ski slope in Tupper Lake, NY during the 1950s. By the 1960s, they realized a dream with the development of Big Tupper Ski Area, which they designed and managed. There was no better life than earning a living doing what they loved together. In the late 1960s, Harriet and family moved to Wilmington, NY, home of Whiteface Mountain. Skiing became her avocation. She worked as the Administrative Assistant in the main office of Lake Placid Central School until her retirement. Harriet was an avid reader and crossword puzzle buff, who later in life refused all calls during Jeopardy. In addition to skiing, she enjoyed hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks, spring skiing on Mt. Marcy, canoeing, primitive camping, yard work and feeding squirrels who came to visit. Besides her husband, Harriet was predeceased by her son Kent Adams and her cairn terrier MacDuff, who was always by her side. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Beth (Michael) McKenna, daughter-in-law Sarah Adams, grandchildren Scott (Kim) McKenna, Shawn (Keri) McKenna, Holly (Josh) Sidebottom, Phoebe (Drue) Stapleton, Elizabeth (Steve) Johnson and Sam Adams, as well as several great grandchildren. Honoring her request, there will be no calling hours. arrangements are in the care of the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wilmington Rescue Squad. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave condolences.
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