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Rae Banks Adams
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1930
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2008
Smith County
Texas, USA

Memorial Services for Rae Banks Adams, Ph,D., 78, Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at Glenwood Church of Christ with Dr. Jeff Christian officiating. Dr. Adams died on Nov. 15, 2008, in Tyler.

She was born July 18, 1930, in Denton to the late Raymond and Virginia Banks. Prior to completing her education in 1971, she was a runway model, couture dress designer, and appeared in television commercials, Dr. Adams received her undergraduate degree from North Texas University and her Master's and Ph.D, (1979, summa cum laud) in Sociology from Texas Woman's University. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. She taught at Dallas Community College and Abilene Christian University, Dallas Campus. In January of 1984 she joined the Department of Sociology at Abilene Christian University, main campus, and started the Institute for the Study of Aging.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Edward Adams, Tyler; daughter, Vicki Adams Johnson, Chester Springs, Pa.; son, Randy Adams, Tulsa, Okla.; grandsons, Michael Adams and Matthew Johnson; twin granddaughters, Katherine Adams and Kendall Adams; brother, Kendel Banks, Irving; sister, Linda Banks Carey, Hideaway; and brother, Larry Banks. Dallas. Upon moving to Tyler in 1999, she became an active member at Glenwood Church of Christ.

Honorary pallbearers will be Virginia Chambers, Jennifer Christian, Betty Gregory, Jane Nance, Helen Prather, Sandy Propst, Mary Gean Smyth, Pat Stanley and Joyce Wright.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072. Pittsfield, Mass. 01202; or Christian Homes and Family Services, 13359 State Highway 155 South, Tyler, 75703.
Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 11/17/2008
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  Edward Earl Adams (1919 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
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Record added: Dec 17, 2012
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