In memory of

Adrian Meece

Apr 4, 1980
Apr 7, 2017


Adrian was born April 4, 1980 in Salem, Oregon. She passed from this world on April 7, 2017.

Adrian grew up in Salem. She attended Washington Elementary School, Waldo Middle School and is a graduate of both McKay High School (Salem) and Parkrose High School (Portland).  Adrian was an avid reader and always had a book (or 3) close by.  She played the clarinet and her middle school band marched in the Junior Rose Festival Parade.

Adrian moved to Portland during her senior year and from there she launched to Seattle, then on to Tacoma, Vancouver Wa. and back to Salem. Her Career was solving problems for people and she put her skills to work mostly in the health insurance industry.  She found working for TriCare and with our military families one of the most rewarding experiences in her career.  She also was one of the initial hires for Cover Oregon, which is what eventually brought her back to Salem.

In 2008, Adrian married Shane Meece. In 2010 she gave birth to Lexander, being a mother is what she always felt she wanted in life.  Just two weeks before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she gave birth to Clara.

Adrian is survived by her children, Lex (6), Clara (3 months). She is also survived by her parents; Jim Carden II (Judy), Sheri Yuckert (Dale), her brother James and step-siblings, Amanda, Troy, Danielle and Darren, as well as her Grandfather Shirlie Davidson, her step-grandmother Dolly Sumpter and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Contributions may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at:

You can also support research into a treatment and cure for pancreatic cancer, in Adrian’s memory, by participating in the Purple Stride walk. Go to: and join under team name “Adrian”.

A memorial service for Adrian will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:30PM. Johnson Funeral Home at 134 Missouri Ave. S., Salem, Or.  97302.

The family is appreciative of all of the prayers and support we have received. Thank you.

Service Information

Memorial Service 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 2:30PM
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave. S., Salem, Or.  97302.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Anne Helmcke says:

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your family as you move forward through this loss of your dear Adrian. I hope that knowing she is walking with our Lord brings you consolation. I had hoped to be able to attend her funeral but I have some pre scheduled meetings/appointments that I should not miss. Once again, my thoughts and prayers to you and family.

  2. Charmaigne Messer says:

    To family and friends of Adrian I am so sorry for your loss! Such a young person with 2 little kids! My heart goes out to you all. My prayers are with u all

  3. Teresa says:

    So sorry for this loss to your family. I am sending love, big hugs and prayers to you all...

  4. Charleen Hinchcliff says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is very upsetting news.

  5. Paula and Dick Kahler says:

    We will continue to hold you and all of Adrian's family in our thoughts and prayers with much love, P & D.

  6. Don and Sandra says:

    Our prayers and love are with you at this time of sorrow, but we know that Adrian is with God in heaven. We hope that peace will be in your hearts and with her two beautiful children.

  7. Lisa Hewetson says:

    Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to pray that God gives you the strength you need.
    Love to you and your family.

  8. Sue Dawson says:

    My heart and prayers are with you. I wish I could join you and your loved ones at the Memorial Service. I will be away, but you will be in my thoughts. Love, hugs and prayers.

  9. Julie and Bob says:

    All our love goes out to you all in this saddest of times. We are people if faith abd as such we know life does not end in death. Adrian will be watching over her dear children and family until you all meet again in heaven Xxxxx

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Our hearts go out to Adrian's family. May all her family be blessed and comforted at this most difficult time. Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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