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Obituary for Laura Belle Adams (Graves)

Laura Belle Adams, 88, of Pampa, Texas, peacefully passed away on Friday morning, October 7, 2022, in Amarillo. She was born on May 20, 1934, in San Angelo, Texas.

Although she was born in Texas, Laura primarily grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and considered that home. She had married her sweetheart, Royce Adams, at the age of 18 and shortly afterwards, began the life of a devoted military wife. During which, she lived in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia all while selling Avon and Tupperware to help with raising three boys. Later in life, Laura had been employed as a Senior Companion for Lady of the Lake Senior Care in Baton Rouge and immensely enjoyed caring for others. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, her family moved her to Pampa which has remained home since 2005. Following her move to Pampa, she began working for Wal-Mart as a door greeter for about 11 years and became quite a familiar face to the locals.

Laura was typically very quiet and soft spoken, she preferred to sit in solitude while working find-a-word puzzles, playing solitaire, or creating beautiful works of art with her hands and crochet hooks. When the opportunity arose, she would enjoy family time playing board games while admiring the smiles on her families faces. She was known to have a recipe or two tucked into her memory bank that she rarely shared with anyone that resulted in the best peanut brittle and candy! Her soft, kind and tender smiles will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Graves; husband of 32 years, Royce Clayborne Adams; son, Luther Jefferson Adams; two brothers, Frank Graves and a baby brother whom she is finally getting to meet.

Those who remain to remember her are two sons, Wendell Lee Adams of Pampa, Royce Clay Adams of Pampa; three grandchildren, Paul Grimes, Michael Grimes and wife Kristin, Jeremy Grimes; three great-grandchildren, Autumn, A.J. and Casey. Last but certainly not least, is her furry best friend and protector, Breezy, whom she adopted four years ago and has been her companion since.

The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home. In keeping with Laura’s wishes, her sons will take her back to her home in Louisiana to be laid to rest with her beloved husband.