Roberta Frances Peoples Adams
Roberta Frances Peoples Adams, 91, of Woodway
died Nov. 1, 2022. By God’s grace, she remained at
home until her death.
She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. 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
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, Calif. 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 were held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at 3 p.m., Lawson Funeral
Home, Meridian, Texas. Bro. Richard Creech o ciated. Burial followed at
Morgan Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service.
Arrangements were entrusted to Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-