Frances Louise (Woodward) Adams was born October 16, 1930 to David and Mae Woodward in Iuka, Illinois. She married Donald Adams on Christmas Day in 1949. They had three daughters, Regina Christine (deceased at birth), Glenda Diane (1955) and Christina Dawn (1965).
Early in her marriage, she and her husband were Song Evangelists in the Church of the Nazarene singing at Tent Revivals all over Southern Illinois before moving to Colorado in 1962. After living in Greeley for a few years, they moved to Lakewood, Colorado where they join Lakewood Church of the Nazarene. Louise remained a member of the church and a Lakewood resident until her passing on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, husband and a daughter. Louise is survived by daughters Glenda Dekker (husband Mark Dekker) and Christina Lucero (husband Dean Lucero) and grandchildren Victoria Christine, Abigail Lauren and Isabella Dawn, a brother Ronald Woodward, sisters Clara Mae Roberts, Mary Smith, Martha Davis and Mildred Donaho.
Known by most people as Louise, she worked in retail sales most of her adult life. She managed the Hallmark store at the old Westland Shopping Mall in Lakewood Colorado for many years, before moving to the Hallmark in Applewood after the Mall closed. It was there she fondly became known around the community and at church as the "Hallmark Lady." She loved sending and receiving cards all the way up until her final days.
Louise had a love of writing from an early age. She took to writing poems as a teenager and continued throughout her life. Many of her friends and family were privileged to receive a poem she had written about their life as birthday gifts or other special occasions.
Her first love was her Lord Jesus Christ. But her second and strongest love was for her family. She was especially fond of her Grand Daughters. Although she complained that she had to wait until she was 72 for her first one, she made up for any lost time by baby sitting, playing pretend games, doing puzzle's, attending school events and concerts.
Louise loved telling funny stories and making people laugh. The later part of her life she was finally able to capture some of them in written form to share with others. She had an uncanny way of cheering you up when you were down. You could always count on her to offer a prayer over whatever you needed one for.
She was a cherished friend to many and loved and adored by her family. Louise leaves behind a wonderful legacy and a big hole to fill. She will be greatly missed.
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