Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Venita Tunnell Adams VENITA GWENDOLYN TUNNELL ADAMS, 91, of Denton, TX, formerly of Abilene, peacefully soared to her heavenly home on June 17, 2017, with her family at her bed side. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. She was born in Ranger, TX to Buford Alvan Tunnell & Venita Adelia Daniels Tunnell. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943 and married David Leon Adams in June of 1946. He preceded her in death in 2002. They were active, long-time members of St. Paul U.M.C. in Abilene, TX. She graduated from Hardin Simmons University concurrently with her daughter, Susan, in 1972. She was a teacher of English Arts at St. John Episcopal School in Abilene, and was a gifted pianist who performed and accompanied singers and choirs from the age of four. With her husband, David, she was on the founding board of the Abilene Philharmonic Association. She was also active with the Abilene Opera Association and the Adult Literacy Foundation, as well as March of Dimes. She enjoyed many other philanthropic services as well, in addition to serving as a Field Manager for Field Enterprises. She is survived by daughters, Dana Adams Gibson and husband John Wesley Gibson of Richardson; Susan Adams- O'Rear of Denton with whom she lived and loved for the final four years of her earthly life; Lisa Adams O'Rear and husband Terry O'Rear of Farmers Branch; 7 grandchildren, 6 grandchildren-in-law and love, and 13 great-grandchildren.