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Ruth Fraze Adams
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1909
Death: Feb. 25, 2005

Ruth Adams, 95
Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales.

Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze.

She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high school in Portales in 1928. She attended college in Canyon, Texas, and Las Vegas, N.M. She married Ira Adams on Dec. 20, 1930. They made their home in the Rogers community. In the 1970s, teaching art at senior centers in Causey and Dora. Family members said she was an avid artist in all mediums, including kiln-fired items, and painting oils on canvas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Cala Walker, Zelma Adams, Ora Creek and Floy Victor; three brothers, Phillip, Ralph and Leslie Fraze; a half-brother, Clarence Fraze; a half-sister, Mabel Ledbetter; and by her husband.

Survivors include two daughters, Lotus Flen and Lecil (and husband, Duane) Cornett, all of Portales; seven grandchildren, Michael (Cyndee), David (Panda), Wylie (Becky) and Twila Flen, all of Portales, Gwen Limmer of Clovis, Tim Mitchell of Portales, and Lecia Fuentes of Lundstahl, Germany; 18 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mamie Kennedy (D.L.) of Portales and Sybil Victor (Bill) of Dora; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Fraze and Zillah Fraze, both of Portales; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Victor of Portales; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jonathan, Brandon, and Christopher Flen, Mike, Marshall, B.J., Justin, Jamey, and Ryan Mitchell, and David and Michael Limmer.

Honorary pallbearers are all other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.  
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  U S Fraze (1867 - 1944)
  Ruth E Fraze (1883 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Ira Hendrick Adams (1901 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Esta Fraze (1892 - 1892)**
  Veda Mable Fraze Ledbetter (1893 - 1983)**
  Clarence Fraze (1895 - 1981)**
  Zelma Fraze Adams (1903 - 1974)*
  Philip S Fraze (1904 - 1999)*
  Ernest Leslie Fraze (1907 - 1983)*
  Ruth Fraze Adams (1909 - 2005)
  Ralph Benjamin Fraze (1912 - 1998)*
  Floy Verna Victor (1914 - 1993)*
  Mamie Fraze Kennedy (1916 - 2010)*
  Urania Sybil Fraze Victor (1920 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Portales Cemetery
Portales
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Neal aka Upatree
Originally Created by: Joyce Gore Locke
Record added: Feb 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10538850
Ruth <i>Fraze</i> Adams
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Ruth <i>Fraze</i> Adams
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- Lance
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
Rest in peace Ruth.
- Wayne L. Osborne
 Added: Mar. 29, 2011

- JGL
 Added: Mar. 7, 2005
 
 
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