Memorial service honors fallen firefighter

Posted at: 09/12/2013 8:51 AM
Updated at: 09/12/2013 12:30 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Token Adams, 41.
Token Adams, 41.

ALBUQUERQUE -- Friends and family of a fallen U.S. Forest Service firefighter said goodbye to him on Thursday.

Token Adams, 41, was on a call in the Jemez Mountains when he crashed his ATV before the Labor Day holiday. His body was found one week later.

The memorial service started at 10 a.m. at Calvary Albuquerque church on Osuna near Jefferson. 

Adams is survived by his pregnant wife, Heidi Adams, and son.

"He had an infectious and uplifting personality, a contagious smile, a sense of humor that could get anyone laughing, a heart that was so full of generosity and love," Adams' online obituary reads. "He made friends everywhere he went, and loved to travel. He was a very hardworking man and loved his job in the forest service. He was loved by many and will be missed everyday."

To view information or leave a condolence, visit

Legion Post 75 will be holding two benefits for Adams' family this weekend. On Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., a fundraiser dinner will be served at the American Legion Post 75, located just north of the park in the Village of Jemez Springs.

On Sunday morning, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Post 75.

Anyone wishing to donate directly can contribute to the Token Adams Fund at any Wells Fargo location or by mail to:

American Legion Post 75
PO Box 214
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

For more information, contact the Forest Service at (575)-829-3535.