March 31, 1927 – October 9, 2020
Jeannee V. Adams passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, in Los Angeles, where she was being cared for by her son, Mark Boyles, and his wife Carole. She was 93 years old.
She is survived by Mark, Carole and their three daughters Karissa, Sarah, and Rhiana; her son, Rob Boyles, his wife Satoko and their son Julian in Japan; her sister Patricia (Patty) Hall in Tahlequah, OK, and her children and grandchildren; her step children and step-grandchildren whom she loved as her own; and many other members of her extended family. Her family loves her and celebrates her life.
An Oklahoma City native, Jeannee found herself growing up in a neighborhood of mostly boys. Not daunted by that at all, she and Patty played Punch the Icebox, Hide ’n’ Seek, and blew up firecrackers in cans with them. She went to Gatewood Elementary, Taft Junior High School, Classen High School, and Mills College in Oakland, California, the University of Oklahoma, where she obtained a Bachelor ’s Degree in Education, and Central State University, where she obtained a Master ’s Degree in Education. She thoroughly enjoyed a long career in education as a teacher, curriculum consultant, vice principal and principal in the Oklahoma City public school system. After retirement she continued consulting for several years.
With the support of her family she was never one to give up, and faced her share of good and hard times resolutely. She was a careful planner and organizer. In fact, she predicted several years ago that this very event would happen, and started planning for it herself. She was a leader and placed high value on family, friendship, service, and care and concern for others. She unconditionally and wholeheartedly supported all her children. She spent several weeks with Mark and his family for the birth of their youngest, Rhiana, and several weeks with Rob and his family for the birth of their son, Julian. She never forgot a birthday or special occasion, and loved giving thoughtful gifts. She was a great cook, and loved parties, confessing that her social nature stemmed from her gadabout parents and their extensive families.
Jeannee’s hobbies included playing bridge and mahjong, singing, genealogy, scrapbooking with her sister Patty, more singing, gardening, reading, and more often than not, singing. She loved traveling, and visited her sister in Tahlequah, her son Rob and his family in Japan, and her son Mark and his family in Los Angeles often. She also visited Russia, Israel, and many other places abroad, her step children and relatives around the United States, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her sister’s family at their timeshare in Arkansas.
Her Christian faith and service through her church were a central part of her life. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church for almost 50 years. She was a member of the choir and bell choir, and performed many solos at church services and other events. She also served as an elder. She is certainly looking forward to meeting her parents, family and friends who passed before her in heaven.
Visitation will be from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Memorial Park Funeral Home (Oklahoma City) followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30 PM. The service may be attended in person, but will also be livestreamed. To join the livestream, make sure you are logged into Facebook. Then go to
Scroll down to the Services section and a few minutes before service time click on JOIN LIVESTREAM. It will take you to Memorial Park's Facebook page where you may need to scroll to find Jeannee’s livestream. If you click too early you may not find the video, since it’s live. Wait a few minutes, then click refresh and scroll and you should find it. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to your favorite educational charity or the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
- Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memorial Park Funeral Home
Memorial Park Funeral Home
October 19, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know Jeanne when I graduated from OU and joined the Delta Gamma Oklahoma City Alumnae group. Jeannee was a very active Alumna and we all enjoyed her being part of the group. Jeannee embraced me from the very beginning of my new membership and from that point on, we became fast and close friends. She was one of my mentors and I greatly respected her for her love of her family and friends, her success as an instructor, and her many contributions in the community.
Later, when I became a PEO, I visited the Oklahoma City Chapter and there she was- continuing to be such a positive contributor and great friend to her sisters there as well!
Robert and Mark- I miss her and will always remember the respect and love we all had for Jeannee. She truly made this world a better place.
October 18, 2020
We had the pleasure and honor of caring for Jeannee at Dorset Place Memory Care in Oklahoma City. One of my favorite memories that we shared was The Alzheimer's Walk in 2019. Jeannee didn't know a stranger and would start a conversation with anyone! We were all gathered at the walk, loud music was playing and we were all dancing and having a great time! I look over and Jeannee had made friends with another group of people and she was right in the middle dancing like crazy with her new gentleman friend! It was the cutest thing ever and she had so much fun, ill always remember the smile on her face!!!!