Leta Mae Hutson Adams, 88, died peacefully July 17, 2013, at Fox Hollow Assisted Living of Bend, Ore. She was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Yoncalla, Ore., to Addie Mae Wilson Brant and Earl Brant.
After graduating from high school, Leta Mae attended business college in Eugene and Oregon State College in Corvallis.
Leta Mae married Lyle Hutson June 21, 1947. They had a family business working in heavy construction, drilling, blasting and crushing rock for road construction in Central Point, Ore.
They had four children: Donald Hutson, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Donna Howard, of Redmond, Connie Prouty, of Homer, Alaska, and Lonna Carnahan, of Bend.
Leta Mae and Lyle had a very strong faith and were active in the Christian Church. In 1986 they retired and became missionaries in Kenya, Africa, where Lyle died. Leta Mae returned to Oregon and married Wayne Adams, of Singing Hills Christian Church, Hillsboro Ore.
After Wayne’s death, Leta Mae moved to Bend to be closer to her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to knit, crochet, garden, cook and sew projects for family and friends. She enjoyed singing alto in the choir and playing the piano and organ at church.
Leta Mae’s sweet spirit and sense of humor helped her to make many friends. She lived at Suntree Village, Stone Lodge and Fox Hollow, and was a member of Discovery Church in Bend.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Discovery Christian Church of Bend, 334 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701; private graveside at the Upper Valley Cemetery of Parkdale, Ore.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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