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June Michele Adair

August 2, 1946 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 75)


June Michele Adair, age 75, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Michele, as she preferred to be called, was born August 2, 1946, in Vail, IA. She was raised in Tucson, Arizona by her loving adopted father, Arlo Leonard Grill and mother, Mary June Grill. She went on to live in Phoenix, AZ and then spent time in Alaska and Germany before returning and marrying Robert Adair. They began their married life in Las Vegas, NV and in 1980 relocated to Albuquerque where they would raise their three girls.

Michele will be remembered for her great love of animals that started at a very young age. She loved to tell about her pet snake and skunk she had as a kid. Throughout her life she loved many dogs, cats, birds and turtles and she always took the best care of her animals. She was never too busy to stop and save a stray dog because she always hoped if it was one of her animals, someone would do the same. There was one pet though that was really the apple of her eye and that was her horse Beauty. She loved spending days at the barn taking care of Beauty and all the other horses. Michele was also an amazing gardener and loved to grow flowers and tend to her yard. She always had the most beautiful flower beds and pots upon pots of flowers every summer. She would attract birds to her yard and loved to identify all the different types that visited. She loved history and visiting historical landmarks and researching family ancestry. She was always up for a trip to the mountains and loved to hike and picnic. Most of all though she really loved being a grandmother. She loved planning trips, outings or sleepovers with her grandchildren, and she always had a pantry full of treats waiting for them.

She is survived by her spouse, Robert "Pete" Adair; daughter, Debra Adair and spouse, Michelle; daughter, Mary (Beanie) Williams and spouse, Bryan; daughter, Charlotte (Annie) Cormier and spouse, John; grandson, Joseph Michael Lavigne; grandson, Cameron Cormier; and granddaughter, Avery Cormier.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make a donation in her honor to Walking in Circles Horse Rescue, 198 Weimer Rd N Stanley, NM 87056 or

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Graveside Service
January 20, 2022

2:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
7999 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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