Lisa Adair

May 5, 1930January 14, 2011

Lisa Adair, 80, of Fort Smith, ended her celebration life on January 14, 2011 in Fort Smith. Her story began on May 5, 1930 in Bremerhaven, Germany. Here she began her love of things that grew as she was raised in traditional German fashion. The year was 1946 and the war had taken its toll on Europe, at that time in Lisa's life she would meet that American soldier of her dreams. She married Noyal Gene Adair on February 27, 1950 and the two would live happily together for 60 years. She saw a great many things in her life but by far her greatest love and source of happiness were her five daughters. She always loved her family and traveled the country to visit them. She cherished her many trips to Texas, for which she would pack her bags at least three weeks in advance. She spent her greatest moments at home, and she would always manage to turn just “buying a few flowers” into a bustling garden of life and beauty. As she aged her love of cleaning her house and pruning her garden would never cease. After 55 she would begin to see her favorite benefit of all, a senior discount at every local place that had one and even some that gave her one just to make her happy. She and Gene would always have weekly visits to their favorite restaurants in town where they had their regular table and a server whom they knew as well as family. Lisa always had a love for her many grandchildren; Cindy, Kelly, Amy, Matt and Andrew, and they would never be able to leave her sight without a hug and everything that she could possibly fit in their hands. Her grandchildren would also give her the gift of great-grandchildren Chelsea, Zane, Claudia, Brazen, Christian and Evan who she spoiled just as much. Lisa treasured making people happy and giving gifts; cookies for a neighbor, potato salad for a grandchild who couldn't make it to Christmas Dinner, even a Christmas gift for a sanitation worker or two. Her memory will be forever cherished by the ones who knew her and heaven is a better place now that she is there. She was a former employee of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband Gene Adair of the home; five daughters, Jenny Cupples of Orlando, FL., Ann Johnson of Fort Worth, TX., Sonya Todd of Fort Smith, Pam Davis of Paris, AR., and Janet Silvia of Bentonville, AR; three sisters, Margret Bach and Helga Brewer of Chapin, S.C., and Karen Rhault of Boston, Mass; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Rob Davis, Buddy Johnson, Ken Cupples, Erich Fletcher, Dan Kaczmarski, and Matt Johnson. The Family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5-7 PM. To sign an online guestbook visit


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, January 17, 2011

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M White

January 21, 2011

To The Adair Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your loved one. Death was not part of God's original purpose for mankind. May you find comfort now in the hope of seeing Ms Adair again. God promises to restore paradise on earth where no one will ever have to die. Matthew 5:5

Zoe Hathaway

January 19, 2011

I grew to know Lisa as I worked with her at St. Edwards. She was a lovely lady. I always enjoyed her stories of how she met her husband in Germany.
Although I don't know her daughters and sisters I know her passing hasleft a huge void for you. She loved you all very much, it was very evident in the ways she so lovingly spoke of each of you. My heart felt condolences for you all. I feel very blessed to have known her.

January 18, 2011

We want you all to know that you are in our prayers and love you all . Lisa was a wonderful wife,mother, and grandmother she will be deeply missed . Love Dona Adair, Crystal Jorden and Debra Million

Judy R.

January 18, 2011

Pam, I am so sorry for you and your family having lost your mom. You are like one of my own. I know you are hurting now, but know that peace will follow. If there is anything I can do to help you, please don't hesitate to tell me. Maybe we were sent that song the little one sang on Friday for a reason because "God Will Take Care of You". You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karin Rhault

January 18, 2011

You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Your loving Sister, Karin


January 17, 2011

I know that God will help you through this time of sorrow. Your Mom was so sweet and always so friendly. I really enjoyed it when they came to Texas and I was able to see them. I love you Ann and all of your Family. Becky (Forest Hill, TX)

January 17, 2011

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her as such a neat lady with all the beautiful girls. I'm praying for your peace and comfort during this sad time.

Audrey Fritsche Leftwich

Margret Bach

January 17, 2011

You will always be in my heart.
Your loving Sister Margret

Helga Brewer

January 17, 2011

I Love You,
Your Sister Helga

Andrew Silvia

January 17, 2011

Love you Grandma