Garnet Adams, 85, of Bridge City, and formerly of Newell, Ia, passed from this life to her eternal home Friday, Oct. 30, at her daughter’s home in Bridge City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Bud Davis with music led by Michael Rodriguez. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Storm Lake, Ia.
Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa Jan. 28, 1930, Garnet was one of 12 children born to William Howard King and Lillian Victoria (Thornton) King. She married Frank Adams Dec. 13, 1947 and they lived most of their married life in the Storm Lake and Newell area.
Garnet worked at Buena Vista County hospital in Storm Lake for 25 years. She worked in the newborn nursery and was able to admit three of her grandchildren to the nursery. She later worked in the physical therapy department. She retired in 1992 to spend her retirement with the love of her life, Frank, who passed away Nov. 9, 2000. Following Frank’s death, she married Ron Craig in Storm Lake Oct. 1, 2004. Ron passed away Aug. 22.
Garnet was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake for 60 years and held every office in the church. She had many friends there and loved her church family. Her faith was very important to her and she had a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ that she also instilled in her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her husbands; great grandson, Ashton LeBert; brothers, Howard King, Cecil King and Kenneth King and sisters, Iotha Baker, Rosetta Myer, Irene Munden, Kathleen Boitnott, Donna Studer and Virginia Fokken.
Garnet is survived by her children, Vicki Lynn Anderson and her spouse, Yvonne Callaghan of Mountain Lake, Mn, Tracy Jim Adams and his wife, Becky of Dundas, Mn, Michael Lyn Adams and his wife, Ronda and Sandra Lee Strandberg and her husband, Rich, all of Bridge City; brother, James King and his wife, Sharon and sister, Dixie Vesey and her husband, Everett.
She is also survived by her loving grandchildren who are honored to serve as pallbearers, Jacob Anderson, Justin Anderson, Joshua Adams, Kirsten Trautman, Ryan Gustafson, Emily Menard, Brooke LeBert, Casey Adams and Adam Strandberg and 11 great grandchildren.