Selma V. Adams, 93, of Hermiston, former longtime Spray resident, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Rocking D Residential Care Center in Hermiston. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Spray Cemetery.
She was born August 27, 1918, at Spray, Oregon, the daughter of Anton W. and Venie C. Shoun Anderson. She was raised and attended school at Spray, where she also attended Sunday school. She helped with chores on the family ranch by milking the cows, feeding the chicken and pigs and helping take care of the horses.
In November of 1934 she married Roy Britt at Goldendale, Washington. They were married for 38 years before divorcing. On September 14, 1974, she married James Roy Adams at Winnemucca, Nevada. The couple lived at Pilot Rock for a time. They were very ambitious and bought old houses, repaired them and then sold them. They lived at Spray until 2007, when they moved to Hermiston to a farm that they both loved. Mr. Adams preceded her in death in May of this year. She always loved her church family, especially her Monument bunch. She loved company and knew who her real friends were when they came to visit her when they moved to Hermiston. There, they went to the Sage Riders USR, Cowboy Church and felt right at home.
Survivors include her son, Sid Britt and his wife Randy of Hermiston; daughter Ruth Britt Pietila and her husband Rod, of Duluth, Minnesota, and daughters-in-law Diana Britt and Theda Britt; stepdaughter Ruth Adams Crozier of Mobile, Alabama; stepson James R. Adams of Sumter, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her sons LeRoy Britt and Rod Britt, sisters Ada, Bernice, Georgia, Tazie, Ethel, and Jessie, and brother Carl.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cowboy Church, 82053 N. Highway 395, Umatilla, OR 97882.
Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.