Suzanne Beaird Adair (1944 - 2014)

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Adair, Suzanne Beaird Suzy departed our presence on February 24, 2014, following an arduous battle with Alzheimer's disease. To the end, Suzy was loving, kind and caring to all who crossed her path. She was a wonderful wife and mother, a fun loving participant in life, and a good friend.

Suzy was born in Dallas on April 20, 1944, to Gladys and Paul Beaird. She attended Winnetka Elementary School in Dallas, then junior high school and senior high school in Longview, TX. Following graduation from Longview High School in 1962, Suzy entered The University of Texas in Austin where she met the love of her life. Suzy and Rob were married in June 1965.

Suzy is survived by Rob Adair, her husband of 48 years, son Greg and his wife Sherrill of Dallas, and son Michael and his wife Leslie of Houston, and grandchildren Jenny, Mary Alice, William, Henry and David, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Suzy was preceded in death by her parents Gladys and Paul Beaird, brothers Patrick and Paul, and aunt Annie Stokley.

Throughout her life Suzy was an avid gardener and was a member of the Gardeneers Garden Club of Dallas. While raising her children, she served as a Cub Scout den mother, PTA officer, room mother, and devoted soccer mom. Weekly cafeteria duty at Hyer Elementary School was one of her favorite activities. Putting her high school candy striper experience to good use, Suzy was a volunteer at Zale Lipshy Hospital.

Suzy was a passionate supporter of her sons' athletic endeavors and the Texas Longhorns. She also enjoyed tennis, bridge and gin rummy. Many of her fondest memories involved girls' trips to Puerto Vallarta with her bridge club, weekly games with the Big Girls Gin Club, and her neighborhood wine club. She also loved to travel, often accompanying Rob on business trips to London and Paris, and biking through the French and Italian country sides with Butterfield & Robinson.

Religious faith was important in Suzy's life, nurtured early at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas and First Baptist Church in Longview. As an adult she was a member at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and later at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Suzy was active in Sunday School, Bible studies, Presbyterian Women, new member orientation and youth education. She served as a Deacon at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

In 1984, Suzy joined Ellen Terry Realtors and embarked upon a very successful residential real estate career of 16 years. Her love of homes, keen interpersonal skills and strong desire to serve her clients made her one of the top agents of her era. During her career she garnered numerous awards and recognitions and rose to the office of senior vice president of the firm. A memorial service for Suzy will be held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church at 2 pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The family is deeply indebted to the staff of the memory care unit of Monticello West Assisted Living Community for the wonderful care they provided Suzy during her final year. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the , Greater Dallas Chapter, 4144 North Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204, or to the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease, care of the Dallas Foundation, 3963 Maple Avenue, Suite 390, Dallas, TX 75219.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, 2014
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