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Donna- Oscar G. Adame, 95, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at at his home in Donna, TX. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home in Donna, TX.
Oscar G. Adame passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2023.
Oscar was born June 2, 1928 in Donna, TX.
He was the second oldest of seven children born to Julian S. + and Maria G. Adame. +
As a young man, Oscar learned the importance of hard work, charity and service while helping with the family business. Those qualities of good character and virtue would serve as the foundation in his family life, career and community involvement.
He wed the love of his life Connie Sue and they were married for 55 years, together raising their son Oscar Jr. and daughter Donna. The love, devotion and faith they had helped them immensely especially in their last year together (2008) as she battled cancer.
Oscar retired in 1988 from the National Guard where he served over 40 years in the military. He served a majority of those years as 1st Sergeant at the National Guard Armory in Donna. Reminiscing about his years always rekindled in him a sense of great accomplishment. Along with the men he served with, Battling Bravo First Team was often cited for the professionalism and readiness they displayed in training exercises. His service was recognized with many awards and decorations and he was forever proud to have served his country.
Oscar loved the city where he was born and grew up. Through thick and thin he was always looking for a way to serve and better his community. He was a member of the Donna Lion’s Club for over 50 years and recognized numerous times for his service. In 2011, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lion’s Club International Foundation for dedicated humanitarian services. He served as a Donna Volunteer Fire Fighter as well as member of American Legion Post 107 for over 20 years, even serving as commander. He also found time to serve on the Donna Heart of the Valley and Chisholm Trail committees and as a board member of the Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum.
Oscar is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Connie Sue Adame+;
Brother Alfredo Adame+; sister Irene Avila+; brother-in-law Roy Avila+; sister-in-law Hilda Adame+; sister-in-law Lupe Alden+; brothers-in-law Bill Alden+; Ray Mata+; and niece Irma
He is survived by his son Oscar Jr. (Cris); daughter Donna Canales (Abel); granddaughters Andra Kocurek (Patrick) and Alina Avery (Jarrett); grandsons Adrian Adame (Hanna), Javier Arellano Jr., and Roman Arellano; great grandchildren Jackson and Cooper Avery, Madeline and Annie Adame, Lilly and Aubery Arellano; brothers Julian Adame and Leo Adame; sisters Elia (James)Melendez , Norma (Victor) Arizpe, sister-in-law Eva Adame, and numerous nephews and nieces.
We wish to give many thanks to Dr. Mohan and staff at Presidente Home Care as well as the nurses and staff at IMS Hospice Care Inc., for the compassionate care they provided.
A special thanks to Sandra, his caregiver. We cannot thank her enough for the dedication and excellent care she provided Dad this past year.
Last, but not least, we are forever grateful to his daughter-in-law Cris. Early on, even before Dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she became his advocate. Whether taking him to doctor visits or overseeing his needs at home, Cris made sure Dad had everything he needed. Dad was always like a father to her and she like a daughter.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Adrian Adame, Patrick Kocurek, Jarrett Avery, Javier Arellano Jr., Roman Arellano and Javier Mata.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the “Maria Teresa de la Garza Adame Scholarship” or the “Julian S Adame Memorial Scholarship” at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation, Division of Institutional Advancement, 701 E. Expressway 83, Box #13, McAllen, TX 78501. Gifts can be made online at https://give.utrgv.edu/utrgvfoundation. Choose “Other” in the “Give To:” drop down and type in the endowment name.