April 27, 1911 ~ July 26, 2005
Eva Rob Adams, age 94, died peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family, Tuesday morning, July 26th, 2005. Born in Elkhart, Texas, she was the oldest daughter of Clara and Charles Watkins, an East Texas pioneer family which settled there in 1822. Mrs. Adams was the valedictorian of her Seagraves High School Class, a graduate of Texas Tech University and she also attended the University of Texas and the National University of Mexico in Mexico City.
Her career spanned over four decades which included teaching in a one room schoolhouse, women's editor of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and the Denison Herald, producer of her own radio program, public relations member of the Corp. of Engineers in Dension, Tulsa, and Dallas and she also taught English in the North East School District. To this day, her students comment about the wonderful teacher she was and how much she influenced their lives. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and St. Luke's Episcopal Church; serving as president of the Green Door Thrift Shop and Women of the Church; Daughters of the King and she also served on the Wedding Guild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. Frank W. Adams. Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughter, Clara and her husband, Tom Chumney; son, Walter Adams, sister, Kathleen Williams of Gatesville, Texas, sister in law, Anita Ruth Smith Jerrell and numerous neices and nephews.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care provided by Hospice/VNA of San Antonio.Those desiring to make memorial contributions may send them to the Shrine Hospital for Children, Galveston Burn Unit, c/o Alzafar Shrine Temple, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, Texas 78232 or Hospice VNA, 8721 Botts. St., San Antonio, Texas 78217 or to a charity of your choice. MEMORIAL SERVICE 3 P.M. Thur. July 28th St. Luke's Episcopal Ch. 11 St. Luke's Ln.
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Mrs.Adams was a wonderful teacher!!!!!!!!!! I last saw her 2 or 3 years ago at the St. Lukes Christmas eve service. She was so warm and engaging. My condolences to her family for the loss of such a good mother and friend- and a good- but tough- teacher!!!!!!! Ted Wood
Clara, I loved your sweet mother who always had a smile on her face and greeted me with great joy in her voice. And, you where one of my favorite students. Bettie Giesen Green
Eva was a special lady, who always welcomed me, as I walked on LaJara..We had great chats, and she always had time for each person..She was a hard working person and was always busy, up into her late eighties.. I will never forget her smile and “hello”. My sympathy to all the family…Sarah Conger
We loved Eva and will miss her and her stories of her history growing up. She told us the story of her meeting Frank and how he asked her to marry him. She always had a sweet smile. We will miss her coming up the the lake.
I was visiting my sister, Mrs.Stan (Dora) Gibbs in Kingsland about 9 years ago and we were out for a walk and she introduced herself to us. She was so sweet and friendly _invited us for tea, but our other sister was at Dora’s home.
I have always pictured Eva Rob as one of the grand ladies of the south. Her soft voice and accent touched my heart. My mother, Jane Terry Warden, is out of town right now and we are sorry to miss this chance to let you know how special Eva Rob was and to pay our respects for a very special lady. May God give you His peace, but you have the knowledge that she rests in His arms now.