Diana Violet White Adams

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Diana Violet White Adams Obituary
Diana Violet White Adams

Diana Adams was born in Everett, WA, on July 10, 1924, and died in Seattle on September 6, 2013. Diana was the daughter of Charles C. and Arny Goodman White of Bremerton. She was educated at Bremerton High School and the University of Washington (B.A., English). After graduation, she joined radio station KXA and in the late forties and early fifties developed, wrote, and presented her own popular children's program "The Story Girl," which later she moved to KOMO. On September 17, 1949, she married Hazard Adams, at the time a graduate student in English at the University of Washington. They subsequently spent nearly a year in Ireland where he did literary research. Returning, they resided in Ithaca, New York where her husband became an instructor at Cornell University and she became a secretary of the Literature Program, which included at the time Vladimir Nabokov. Her husband later taught at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine, where he founded the English department and later served as dean and vice-chancellor before they moved back to Seattle and the University of Washington. They spent another year in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. Diana was a member of the faculty auxiliary of the university and of the Women's University Club of Seattle. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles S. and Perry W. Adams, and one grandchild Jacqueline P. Adams. Memorial arrangements are pending. At her request memorial donations can be given to the Seattle Children's hospital.
Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 15, 2013
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