Dorothy F. Adams

November 19, 1926March 24, 2013
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Dorothy Faye Gerhold Adams born in San Antonio, Texas November 19, 1926 to Herman W. Gerhold and Sudie Kennedy, entered eternal life March 24, 2013 age 86.

She attended Alamo Heights Independent School District where she enrolled in the first grade and graduated from high school in 1944. During the war years she worked at Randolph Field and then attended Southwest Texas State University where she met her loving husband Robert D. Adams III. They were married on July 19, 1947 at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church. Dottie and Bob were genealogists traveling the country to find their roots. Dottie belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Dottie attended Alamo Heights United Methodist Church as a teenager, was married there in 1947 and was a current member.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Robert D. Adams III, sister Jerry Halliday Messarra and son Keith Adams. She is survived by her daughter Karon Dooley, son-in-law Douglas Dooley, daughter-in-law Lynda Adams, and grandchildren Stephanie Dooley Logan, Stephen Dooley, Sarah Adams and Justin McCutcheon. A memorial service will take place at 11:45 am on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse, San Antonio, Texas. A private burial was held at Sunset Memorial Park.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dorothy F. Adams

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April 16, 2013

I wish to express my sympathy at the loss of Dorothy. She was a Gerhold cousin that I met late in life thru my cousin Eike Gerhold from Germany. It was a pleasure to know her. I am sorry I missed the announcement of her passing.
Robert W. Meyer-my mother was a Gerhold.

April 3, 2013

There was not a sweeter lady than Dottie Adams. Being related was a great perk.I loved going to visit in San Antonio my whole life. Always with a welcoming smile and a hug....and lots of goodies on the table. She was a wonderful seamstress and I was especially lucky to have Dottie make several stylish outfits for me when I was younger. Our families had so much fun traveling , visiting and having many fun times together over these many years.
I know she is with her beloved husband Bobbie, and son Keith, and all the rest of our family that has gone on before. We are missing them all very much!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Karon, Doug,Stephanie amd Mike, Steven, Lynda, Sarah Faye and Justin and family

All your cousins in Austin
Lynn, Khier and Nabil Remadna
Hunter Arend and Chandler

Pablo Carvajal

April 2, 2013

Condolences to the Adams family on their loss of a beautiful lady that all of us at the Mall will miss. Rip sweet lady we will miss you dearly. With love from all of us at the Mall.

Pablo, Jack, Preach, Neva, Ray, Russ, Dorthy, Alex and Connie.

April 1, 2013

Our sympathy to the entire Adams family. Bob And Dottie were great company during our frquent get togethers at the North Star Mall. We will miss her and have already missed Bob.

Dona & Mary Pruess

Lynda Adams

April 1, 2013

Her smile and loving hugs will be missed dearly. She was the meaning of "Family". The best mother-in-law anyone could hope for.

March 31, 2013

To the family, during this very sad time, please continue to lean on the "God of All comfort" 2nd COR 1:3-4.

Ray and Eve Clifton and kiddos

March 30, 2013

We are very sad for your loss and wish we could be there with you. I know my kids are going to miss running next door for their favorite mints your mom always had!! We will keep you in our prayers.