Sylvia Adam

Sylvia Louise Adam, age 77, of Glendive, Montana passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Glendive Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Lucido officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Memorial Cemetery.

Sylvia was born on July 16, 1942 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the eldest daughter of seven children to John and Goldie (Hazer) Mehlhoff. She was raised and educated in Woodworth, North Dakota, graduating valedictorian of her high school class in 1960. She attended Valley City State University, North Dakota for two years obtaining her teaching credentials and later earned her bachelors degree. She moved to Glendive, knowing no one, making fast friends, and taught second grade for nearly 24 years at Jefferson Elementary School before her health forced her to retire in 1985. She was the founding member of the Fingernail Biting Club where she helped countless students break the habit. She loved teaching and considered her students and co-workers family.

This fall Sylvia and Carlyle Adam celebrated 53 years of marriage; he was instantly drawn to her beauty and adventurous spirit. They had one son, Jory who she was exceptionally proud of and she cherished her time spent with him and his children. Just one month ago she held her youngest grandchild.

Sylvia loved dancing, reading, clothes, and especially music by Willie Nelson and Elton John. She was very creative and made ceramics and art. She was a great socializer - be over glass-bottled Coca-Colas, playing a board game, or bridge. She was a great wordsmith and could tackle any crossword puzzle.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Mehlhoff and her younger brother, John.

Sylvia is survived by her husband, Carlyle of Glendive; her mother, Goldie Mehlhoff of Jamestown; her son, Jory (Julie) Adam of San Diego, California; her grandchildren, Spencer, Sydney, and Nora; three sisters, Teresa Backer of Durango, Colorado, Kathryn (Al) Mettler of Wing, North Dakota, and Edi (Tom) Gould of Jamestown; two brothers, Wilfred Mehlhoff of Jamestown and Loren (Kim) Mehlhoff of Fargo, North Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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