Obituary: Adam Durham |

Adam Durham
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July 10, 1986 – January 12, 2022

On Wednesday January 12, 2022, our beloved Adam Durham of Colorado and South Carolina passed away at the age of 35.

Born on July 10, 1986 at Aspen Valley Hospital, he grew up in the valley surrounded by love, siblings, and lots of snow. Adam and his siblings spent those years throwing parties on the trampoline, followed by sleepovers (or staying up all night), chasing each other through the woods, campfires, snowboarding/skiing — and over their dad, among other adventures laugh as he was wiped out. In 2004 he graduated from Basalt High School and a few years later, on July 3, 2008, he met the love of his life – Courtney McDonald in Denver. They spent many fun years together and with their dogs Lola and Moxie.

He began his career as a firefighter in 2013 and joined the Simpsonville Fire Department in 2016 where he met colleagues who quickly became family. In early 2021, he was promoted to Lieutenant. This passion inspired him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration, which he received in May 2021 from Bowling Green State University.

Beyond the fire station, he found joy in cooking, scuba diving, travelling, bourbon and most recently bird hunting with his bird dog, Ziggy. Above all, he loved and valued his family.

Adam was treasured by many, especially his longtime love Courtney McDonald, his parents Jennifer Stahley (currently married to Brian Stahley) and the late Frederick C. Durham, and his siblings Chris Durham, Nich Durham, Jeremy Alcoke, Laura Durham, Nicole Stahley, and Jillian Stahley.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Medical University of South Carolina’s Burned Children’s Fund.

Checks can be sent to the following address:

MUSC Foundation
18 Bienenstr.
Charleston, SC 29425

Please make the check payable to MUSC Foundation and write “Burned Children’s Fund” on the note line of the check.
The family would greatly appreciate a note that the donation is in Adam’s honor.

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