Ruth Haddow Adams

September 10, 1919February 26, 2014

RUTH H. ADAMS Ruth H. Adams was born September 10, 1919 in El Paso, Texas to James and Mary Monroe and was reborn into the house of God on February 26, 2014. She married Marion E. Adams on November 23, 1942. They moved to Odessa in August of 1946. She graduated from El Paso High School in 1937. She attended El Paso Miners College in 1938 – 1939, which is known today as UTEP. Ruth was a co-organizer of the Odessa Junior Service League in 1948 and served as Vice President which has developed into the current Junior League of Odessa. She remained an active member for 20 years and later became a sustaining member. Ruth was a member of the Odessa Garden Club, was an avid tennis player in her youth and in her later years enjoyed playing Bridge every Friday with her friends. Mother is a current member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Marion Adams in 2005, (4) brothers James, Rodney, Charlie & Donald Monroe; (2) sisters Mary Bateson & Jeanie Monroe. She is survived by her (3) daughters Jan Maynard of Odessa, Kathy Cogdill & husband Alfred of Midland, Christina Gallegos of Rock Springs, TX; son William Michael Adams & wife Keshia of Odessa;(8) grandchildren; (4) great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews and lots of friends. She will lie in state at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday, February 28, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Eric Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to Westminster Presbyterian Church in her name. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Lewis Adams Jr.

April 13, 2016

Cousin Jan, Sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth. Just found out last night while doing a search for Family.

Diana Banisky Hanway

March 3, 2014

Dear Friends,

I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Lord, she put up with so much from us from kindergarten through high school! How very blessed we all were to have the parents and the friends we had, and the memories are priceless.

May God give you all strength to find comfort in the years of love and memories. I still miss my Mother (and Dad) so very much, but I continue to strive to make them proud. Stay strong as a family and continue to be there for each other as a family as your parents were always there for all of you.

Love to all,

Brian Sirmon

March 1, 2014

Heaven gained a true treasure.

February 28, 2014

Dear Jan,
I am so sorry to hear about your mothers' passing...I have heard about the great care you gave her. I always loved staying at your house...since Kindergarten! She was ALWAYS so funny and sweet and giving. How she put up with "Adams Ambulance Service" and all of our shenanigans, I will never know! I'll never forget when the FBI(?) or whomever came to your house about all the prank calls we made to a certain girl! Your mom just believed EVERYTHING you told her, and defended you 100%! She was the best. I have such wonderful memories of our old life together, and you, your mom and dad and family are deeply loved by mine!
Please tell your family that we are deeply sorry for your loss.
Debbie Downs Nix

Elaine Reynolds

February 28, 2014

Sending love and prayers to Jan and the family.

William and Ordelle Watts

February 28, 2014

We are so happy to have known such a wonderful, caring lady. God has blessed all of us. Our love to family.
William and Ordelle Watts

February 28, 2014

Dear Jan, I am sorry to hear about your mother. It's hard to believer it's been 40 some odd years that we were hanging your house with your Dad and mom and both of them were always very kind to me and I always thought a lot of both of them. Please give condolences to your family.

Gary Clifton
Ft. Worth, Texas

Monica King

February 28, 2014

Dear Jan,
I will miss so much about your sweet mother. She always made me laugh and loved being a part of our lives in jr.high and high school. I am so blessed to have known her and have such fond memories of her talking to us about "doing the right thing". You lost your sweet mother on my sweet mother's birthday. We can never replace our mothers,but we can be strong to honor them.
Take care.
Monica Mabry King