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     At the 2019 Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the PACE Theater, Parker, Ms. Lori Adams from Centennial was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America.

     Lori was one of 11 talented contestants who competed for the title. She entertained judges and audience alike with her talent act of a charming comedy routine.  She wore an elegant black cocktail dress for her philosophy of life, and was stunning in a cream colored sheath dress with a chiffon overlay embellished with gold braid for the evening gown competition.

      Lori was born a country girl on a ranch in Wyoming.  She has lived in nine states and spent over a decade in Colorado. She said she learned everything needed to know on the back of a horse: lead through love, cherish the present moment, embrace the beautiful fierceness, and always get back up again—no matter what. 

     She attended college in Utah on a full academic scholarship as part of a Championship Cheerleading Squad, and has attended ministry school.  She has been a flight attendant, travel agent, female oil worker, and worked in various industries.  She has owned two wholesale businesses, facilitated a rehab home, and most recently was an outreach director for senior citizens. 

     She was married and had one gifted daughter, followed by one labeled as austistic.  Through sheer will and resolve she raised her daughters alone, and both have become fine, upstanding, independent women.  She has two grandchildren.

     At age 40, she began (in order) a Homeless Ministry, Jail Ministry, and Rehabilitation House for Women, and since that time has been engaged in work with the disenfranchised that is fueled by compassion and love.

     Lori met and married Eric Cook (the love of her life) just last year and together they are making a difference in the lives of many helpless people in the Denver Metro area.

     Lori says, “I count all my life experiences as joy, because every trial molded me into the person I am today: able to see the value in what others may not see and embrace our differences.”

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Photos by Rene' Green Photography
Lori Adams moments after being crowned 2019 Ms. Colorado Senior America
Queen Lori giving her Philosophy of Life
Queen Lori doing her first
stage walk after crowning,
with other contestants
Queen Lori with
 her husband 
Eric Cook
Newest Queen Lori Adams (2019) in a 
touching moment with former 
Queen Marlene Smith, 
Ms. Colorado Senior America 1998
Queen Lori with
 her daughter