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Laura May Adams, 86, of Norman passed away Monday June 12, 2017 at OU medical center with her family by her side.
She was born January 6, 1931 in Pomerene, AZ to Paul Gaines and Rita Scott Miller. On May 30, 1949 she married Vester Lee Adams. They just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
Laura was the fourth child, second daughter out of 14 children. She spent her early years in southern Arizona during the depression. Her and her family moved on the back of a flatbed truck to Winthrop, AR when she was 10 years old. Laura met Vester when he was home on leave from the Marine Corps. They married the week after she graduated high school. After having five children Laura enrolled at OU, graduating with her teaching degree in 1965. She went on to teach school for 27 years. She received the Teacher of the year award while she was at Falls-Lakeview School. She participated in the Cleveland County Master Gardening program for several years. Her hobbies included crocheting, genealogy research, gardening, sewing, and teaching others crafts. Laura always put others first. She was always looking for ways to help others and do small acts of kindness. Above all she loved spending time with her family and they will greatly miss her very witty personality.
Survivors include her husband Vester of 68 years; children: Janet (Clinton) Starnes of Ada, Vester Jr. (Sharon) Adams of Norman, John Adams of Monticello, Indiana, Iva (Cole) Menaker of Midwest City; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter: Donna Adams Nievar, and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. A private family graveside service will be held at Denver Cemetery. Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday June 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Norman, OK, at Highway 9 and Imhoff Road.
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Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK
Published on June 13, 2017
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