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Betty (Broughton) Adams

December 2, 1931 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 88)


Betty was born in London Kentucky during the Depression, as a middle child in a close-knit family of six children. Although short of funds, they were wealthy in simple childhood pleasures and love for each other. Betty married the love of her life Herman Adams in Bartlesville, Kentucky, and the couple were wed for 54 years until his death in 2002. They had two children Larry Adams (Dayton OH.) And Linda Marie Farlow (Prineville OR.)

Betty felt blessed that her parents and all of her siblings migrated to Prineville Oregon so they could remain together in adulthood. At one time the family blossomed to 88 direct relatives in the Prineville area. She resided there for 67 years.

Betty was a lifelong Christian, a devoted wife mother grandmother aunt and daughter. She was a dedicated housewife and helpmate. Her joys in life came from the numerous family gatherings, where in a family of Southern Cooks she was proudly the apple pie maker. She and Herman enjoyed large family hunting trips in the falls, with her eye towards the camping.

Upon Herman’s retirement the couple enthusiastically enjoyed camping and bass fishing on the John Day River, returning home only to restock and return to the river. In her later years she enjoyed her independence, her beloved dog Tiny , and staying close to home.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Homer & Ora Broughton, husband Herman Edward Adams, son Larry Adams grandson Brian Adams son-in-law Daniel Farlow .Four Sisters(spouses) Ruby (Joe)         Haurbam, Geneva Adams, Thelma(John) Owens & Mandy (Gail) Chapman.

Betty is survived by her brother Bob Broughton, daughter Linda Farlow, grandchildren Shane and Brandon Farlow, & Stacy Apodaca, great grandchildren Jules, Marcus and Rocky Apodaca, Maranda Farlow & Ryan Martin Harden. Step Grandson Jeremy Vandiver. Step grandchildren Evan, Erin & Cody     Vandiver. Daughter in Law, Patty Adams. And Brother-in-law in Law Arthur Adams. She had 14 nieces/nephews and 24 great nieces/nephews.

Although she fought to remain among us, she also yearned be with her rest of her family, in God’s loving embrace, where we know she will reside forever. She is greatly missed by her remaining family.

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Funeral Service
February 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Prineville Funeral Home
199 NE 10th Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754

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