Willia Dean Adams


Willia Dean Adams, 89, passed away in Payson, AZ on Sept. 26, 2019. Adams was born in Tishomingo, OK on Dec. 29, 1929 to Charlie Emmanuel and Henrietta Shelton Gibson. Adams lived most of her life in Altus and was baptized on Jan. 29, 1972 at Southside Baptist Church.

She married Alfred L. Adams on Feb. 24, 1949. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Adams Higdon, and husband, Bill, of Payson, AZ; grandchildren Leslie Higdon Miller and husband, Brian, of Scottsdale, AZ; and Laura Susanne Higdon Novak and husband, Rick, of New Braunfels, TX. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Derek Tyler, Ava and Liam Novak of New Braunfels, TX; and Adam Janicik and Emerson Miller of Scottdale, AZ.

Adams was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. She was deeply loved by all her family and had many friends in Altus and throughout Oklahoma and Texas. She will be missed as her family loved her.