OBIT: Adam Ladner


Adam Shane Ladner, 41, of Austin, was taken from us unexpectedly on January 26, 2019 in Cedar Park, Texas.

Adam was born in Fullerton, CA to Linda Dumesnil James and Wesley Jesse Ladner, Jr. on June 21, 1977. He grew up primarily in Anaheim, CA and then in Austin, TX and attended Westwood High School and The University of Texas in Austin (Go Horns!). He also served in the Marines as a meteorologist and spent a year teaching English in Shanghai, China.

He was currently happily coaching multiple girls’ athletics teams and teaching leadership and PE at Running Brushy Middle School in Cedar Park, TX.

Adam loved Jesus and attended Gateway Church. He loved playing all sports, golfing, and cycling with friends. He was an avid Longhorn Football fan, season ticket holder and expert tailgater. He attended many Indycar and NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway over the years. He loved traveling anywhere, especially the beach, with family and friends. Everyone who knew him knew that he had a great smile, a unique sense of humor, loved life and lived it to the extreme. He was truly a special guy.

He is survived by the loves of his life, Jessica Scott, Morgan Scott (12), Connor Scott (10) and Addison Ladner (5); his brothers Travis Ladner, Jason James, Bo Ladner, Joshua Ladner, Joseph Ladner and sisters Leslie Ladner Michalski and Amanda Engler; his parents Linda and Jason James and Midge and Wesley Jesse Ladner, Jr.; sisters-in-law including Angie James and Kristy Ladner and brother-in-law Ron Michalski; nieces and nephews he adored, including Maya James, Jayla James, Ariana James and Zoe James and Ricky Jay Ladner; and all his wiffle ball-playing cousins.

On Monday, February 4th, a reception for friends and family was held at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at noon at Gateway Church Austin, 7104 McNeil Dr, Austin, TX 78729. Bright colors, casual dress and Longhorn Burnt Orange are encouraged.

Procession and burial followed at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78731. 

In lieu of flowers, Adam would like donations to Addison’s 529 Education Fund. To contribute, please make checks payable to Ameriprise Financial and indicate in the memo “Addison’s 529” and mail to Jones, Cannon and Scofield – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 5910 N Central Expy., Ste 1040, Dallas, TX 75206.

Adam’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has been there for us during this time, including James Greenhaw and AnnaLisa Pena and the incredible outpouring of community support from churches, booster clubs, family and friends.