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Dorothy Adams Obituary
Dorothy Adams 1924 - 2010 Dorothy was born October 13, 1924 in Hanford and passed away suddenly at home on June 11, 2010. The daughter of Joaquin and Luz Gonzales, she was the 5th of 9 siblings. Her family moved to McFarland where she attended school before settling in Delano. While working at Sierra Vista she met the love of her life and eventual husband, Arlan Loyd Adams. They celebrated 51 years of marriage; sharing 4 children. The family enjoyed many trips to the mountains and the coast. Laughing, shopping, movies and the music of Elvis Presley were her true passions. She was a friend to many, calming in voice and largest in loving actions. She was affectionately called one of the golden girls and will forever be the gold standard for Christmas gift giving. Her smile, thoughtfulness and homemade Mexican cuisine will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by husband, Loyd; brothers, Mariano, Angel, Joaquin and Paul Gonzales; and sister, Francis Gomez. She is survived by her children, Galen Adams (wife Janet), Rita Farrar, Paul Adams and Sandra Adams; 4 granddaughters, Regina Farrar, Kamrin Mello, Jami Wozniak and Brittney Schapiro; 5 great grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Jennie Felix, Anita Villa and Mary Alice Clarke. Pallbearers: Phil Clarke, Vincent Clarke, David Clarke, Ben Mello, Mike Wozniak and Brian Schapiro. Honorary pallbearers: Jerry Lewis and Steve Hocking. Tuesday's viewing will be at Delano Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. Mass at Saint Mary's Church in Delano, Wednesday, June 16th, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a graveside service at North Kern District Cemetery, in Delano, at 10:00 a.m. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 15, 2010
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