Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams
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Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams.

He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He grew up in the Roswell and Berrendo area and joined the New Mexico Army National Guard and the U.S. Army in 1942. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1950 and in 1957 his master of arts degree in education from Eastern New Mexico University. He taught in Dora, Cloudcroft, Weed, Artesia, Cottonwood and Roswell. He retired from teaching in 1979.

Family members said he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Adams; three sons, Larry Adams (and wife, Becky), Kenneth Adams (Jeannie) and Rodney Adams (Kellie); three daughters, Jenny Beasley (Dan), Laura Hignight (companion, Allen Ward) and Jolynn Willmon (Roger); 10 grandchildren, Brenda Ellis, Casie Sottosant, Cicily and Quentin Ward, Casey and Barrett Adams, Lindsey Winkler, Larissa Enoch and Kathryn and Kevin Cochran; a sister, Jeri Prince (Buddy) of Portales; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Eldridge “Butch” Neal will officiate the services with Marshall Fair assisting.

Burial will be at South Park Cemetery in Roswell.

Pallbearers are Ryan, Cliff and Jack Pirtle, Bernie Salaz, Verlon “Spec” Beckler and John Ortega.

Honorary pallbearers are his closest friends and extended family at Peachtree Retirement Village.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are by La Grone Funeral Chapel of Roswell.