Rebecca Adams had been working for Intergraph Corp. for only a year. But she made an impact on the Huntsville, Ala.-based company, which lowered its flag to half-staff Monday in her honor.
Adams was heading to Elk Grove, Calif., on a business trip Sunday when Comair Flight 5191 crashed as it took off from Blue Grass Airport.
"You would not believe the number of calls and e-mails coming in -- she was loved by clients and associates alike," said her boyfriend, Parham Baker of Lexington. "She had incredible friends from all over the country that will be flying in for her services."
Adams, 47, was a senior project manager for Intergraph and lived in Harrodsburg. She was born in Indiana, and lived in Virginia and New York before returning to Lexington.
She leaves behind her grown children, Josh, Chris and Lauren, all of Lexington. Baker said Adams typically logged 70- to 80-hour work weeks, but enjoyed hiking and tending to her farm in Mercer County.
When asked what he will miss most about Adams, Baker responded: "her."
"She was just a wonderful and fun and loving person," he said.
The family has tentatively planned a memorial service for Adams on Monday in Lexington.