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Frances W. Adams


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Frances W. Adams, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior January 16, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 9, 2018, 3:00 PM. Pastor Tim Arlet will officiate. Celebrate Frances’ life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
Born July 22, 1923, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Frank and Esther Bradley, Frances was the seventh of ten children. The Bradleys moved to Roswell, NM, early in her life where she went to school and graduated from Roswell High in 1942.
Frances was courted by and married a handsome young basketball player from Hagerman, NM, Bobbie Dean Adams, on March 10, 1944, in Buffalo, NY, right before he was deployed to the European theater in World War II. Thankfully, the war ended relatively soon after that and he returned to Roswell where they had four children who remain to cherish her memory: Janet Lynn Royal (Gary, deceased), Judy Diane Brown (Mike), Bobbie Michael Adams (Julie), and Bradley Marion Adams (Michael). They also have six grandchildren: Bobbie Michael Jr. (Colleen), Bradley James (Kristi), Matthew Pedro, Megan Leigh Walker (Jason), Mitchell Wade Reese (Lindsey), and Jennifer Royal Rosenbaum. They were also blessed with twelve great-grandchildren. Frances is also survived by one sister, Bettye Ebersole of West Covina, CA.
Bob preceded Frances in death in May of 1997. He was the ninth of eleven children, all deceased. No doubt there were lots of aunts, uncles and cousins at all the family gatherings! Others preceding Frances in death are two infant grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters.
Frances was a devoted Christian, a wonderful Mother, and an awesome Grandmother and Great Grandmother (known by her great grandkids as Gigi). After Bob passed away, instead of sitting around and feeling sorry for herself, she volunteered as a Pink Lady (not sure that is what they were called?) at Eastern NM Medical Center into her 80’s. Serving her Lord and her family were paramount in her life, and she loved unconditionally. She may not have always agreed with all her kids’ life choices, but we knew that she was always there for us no matter what. She was amazingly strong of spirit, and remained quite independent even as a nonagenarian.
We will miss this dear, sweet woman more than words can say, but we give her up to God and are grateful she is no longer in pain. Special thanks go to family, who have lovingly and devotedly cared for Mom in her last few years on earth, as she had to give up more and more of her independence as her health declined. We also want to thank her caregivers these last few months of her life – Kristi and especially Kenia, who were amazingly gentle and kind and caring of our Mom/Grandma/Gigi. We appreciate you so much.
The family requests donations be made to the Assurance Home at assurancehome.org or to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home at nmbch.com/give/ or to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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