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Roberta Frances (Peoples) Adams

March 14, 1931 — November 1, 2022

Woodway, Texas and formerly of Morgan, Texas

Roberta Frances Peoples Adams, 91, of Woodway died November 1, 2022. By God’s grace, she remained at home until her death.

She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on March 14, 1931 to Gurney Edward Peoples and Frances Emily Miller Peoples as their only child and was raised in Fort Worth, TX.  She attended Alice Carlson Elementary, McLean Junior High School, and graduated high school from Our Lady of Victory Academy in 1949.  She then attended Monticello College in Alton, Illinois for two years, then graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 with a  B.A. in History. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Active in Girl Scouts, she was honored to have been selected as the Texas Representative to the International Girl Scout event in the summer of 1949 at the Western Hemisphere Camp in Michigan.  Scouting is where she got her nickname “Bert.

She married Nelson Jennings Adams in 1958 in Fort Worth.  They lived in Santa

Rosa, CA where he worked for the University of California Extension Service.  They had a small farm, and it was like taking Ag 101 to her.  They enjoyed raising hogs, sheep, and four daughters there until Doc earned his Ph.D from Texas A&M University.  In 1977, they returned to Texas where he worked for the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in Fort Stockton and Vernon until retirement to Bosque County.  They enjoyed their small cattle ranch there and were active members of First Baptist Church, Meridian, where she taught Sunday School for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by a baby daughter and her beloved husband, Doc.  She is survived by her daughters Beth McKenzie (Blake), Dana Herrington (Michael), June Bailey (Colin), and Lydia Adams; grandchildren Kristen McKenzie, Kelsie Wessels (Kevin), Kendall McKenzie, Jenna Herrington, Lauren Goins (Jacob), Rebekah Herrington, Elizabeth Bailey, Emily Taylor (Evan), Daniel Bailey, Matthew Bailey, and William Bailey.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 3 P.M., Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas. Bro. Richard Creech will officiate. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

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