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Gladys H. Adamson

Gladys H. Adamson    Gladys H. Adamson, 90, a long time educator and farmwife from Devon, passed away peacefully from this life on June 3, at the Marias Care Center in Shelby. Visitation will be June 7, from 1 until 8 p.m. at the Whitted Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are to be 10 a.m., June 8, at the Devon Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Shelby with a lunch to follow at the Devon Lutheran Church.   Condolences for the family may be sent to www.whittedfuneralchapel.com.
    Survivors include: her daughter, Valerie Adamson, of Dupuyer;  son, Arthur (Dianna) Adamson, of Devon;  sisters, Ruth Wymer, of Fullerton, Calif. and Susan Virgin, of Sequim, Wash.; grandchildren, Karyn (Mike) Sacco,  Rod (Connie) Adamson,  Darlene Drishinski, Peter James (Heather) Drishinski, Darren (Anna) Drishinski, Darcy (Mark) Arndt, Ross Drishinski and Zane (Julia) Drishinski; 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister and an infant grandson.
    Gladys was born Jan. 24, 1917 in Conrad to Arthur & Helen (Gieger) Scholz. The family lived south of the Marias River near the “F” Bridge Road. She received her first 6 years of schooling at the Riverside School.  Gladys graduated valedictorian in 1935 from Shelby High School and then enrolled at Northern Montana College earning her teaching degree in 1937. During her teaching years she taught at Olmholt, Galata and Sweet Grass schools.
    On Dec. 26, 1940, she and Melvin T. Adamson were married. They lived in the South Devon area where they raised their two children, Arthur & Valerie.
    Gladys was a member of the Devon Lutheran Church where she involved herself in all aspects of the church: teaching the children, leading bible studies, and helping wherever she was needed. Gladys was an activist for her country serving as an observer for the Civil Air Defense. She also worked in the Montana Farmers Union as an education and camp director.
    Gladys loved flowers and was a master gardener. She enjoyed music, children, quilting and her community.