Anita Ruth Adams of Lowell, MA

 

Anita Ruth Adams, 92, a lifelong resident of Lowell, MA died Sunday August 12, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Esther and H. Craig Johnson. She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1943 and took many specialized courses at many colleges over the years.

She retired as a business research administrator from Avco/Textron of Wilmington after 34 years in 1993.

Anita was a faithful communicant of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford and past financial secretary.

In her retirement she was a member of many organizations including Open Pantry, where she served as the Executive Director. She was the Past Matron of Puritan Chapter, and the Deputy Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Massachusetts. She was Past Mother Advisor of Lowell Assembly #42 Order of Rainbow and also on the Grand Executive Board. She was the President of Middlesex Women’s Club. Life member of Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of Altrusa of Merrimack Valley, Nashoba Valley Amaranth, Birka Lodge, Billerica Order of the Eastern Star and the Red Hat Society.

Anita is survived by her grandsons, Justin Adams and his wife Janelle of Vancouver, WA and Jared Adams of Lowell, MA; her loving daughter-in-law, Beverly Adams of Lowell; her son Craig Adams; her nieces Pat Schottenheimer, and Francia Harrington; a nephew Bill Hoeltgen; two dear friends Judith Wilhelmy, and Claire Grant.

She was the sister of the late Elaine Hoeltgen of Illinois.

Memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Memorial Garden will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in her name to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 or the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, 13 Hurd Street, PO Box 7258, Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

  1. Marilyn Donnelly Herbert says:

    I have known Anita for many years going back to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowell. She was always a gracious and lovely lady, we had the opportunity to also work together at the Lowell Food Pantry. I send my deepest heart felt sympathy to Anita’s family.

  2. Helen Mallory says:

    I remember Anita fondly as we served together at Trinity. My thoughts and prayers are with family at this time

  3. Linda LeBrun Sponholtz says:

    Mother Adams, I don’t know where I would be today. I so believe if you had not entered my life, it would have gone in a more negative direction. I have loved you since the day we met when I was a child. I am so grateful God sent you as a Guardian Angel in my life. I will love you forever.

  4. Susan Torrey says:

    God Bless Anita for her loyalty and enthusiasm in all she did for the wonderful organizations she supported over the years!

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