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A Celebration for Steve will be held in Santa Fe

April 10, 2010 / Saturday / 3 PM

Santa Fe Funeral Options & Memorial Gardens

417 East Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe,  NM  87505


Stephen “Steve” Robert Adair, 55, died December 8, 2009, at his home in Santa Fe, NM. 

Steve was born on February 1, 1954, in Truth or Consequences, NM to Robert and Irene Adair.  He was one of four siblings.

Steve graduated from Austin High School in Austin, MN in 1972.  He continued his education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, graduating with a BA degree in Finance. Later in life, matriculating at the age of 39, Steve furthered his education at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology in Socorro, NM.  He graduated as Valedictorian of his class in 1997 with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He was a member of the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi.

Steve had a very exciting career in the Petroleum industry, working on numerous offshore exploration oil-rigs and natural gas fields.  He traveled the world extensively and would always bring back wonderful gifts and wild, adventurous stories.

Steve loved the water.  His passions were windsurfing and kiteboarding.  He spent much of his life on the lakes of New Mexico, and the oceans off the coast of Maui.  He maintained a close relationship with friends in Makawao, HI, close to one of his favorite places on earth, Kanaha Beach in Kahului, HI.  It was here that Steve was truly at peace.  His ashes will be spread here, his paradise, where he can remain for eternity.  His memory is forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten.  

Steve is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, James and Lourdes Adair; brother, William Adair; sister, Kathleen Adair; and nephews, Michael, Jason, Sean, Josh, and Chris; aunt and uncle, Omer and Geri Wangen; cousins, Dave and Lori Wangen, Paul and Renee Wangen, and Karen Feese.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a handsome and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ... WOW -- What a Ride!"