Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1972

Adela Castro Adams ADELA CASTRO ADAMS, 68, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sept. 17, 2021. Her children gathered around her bedside and held her hands as she was called home. Adela was born on Sept. 26, 1952, to Marcos and Pauline Castro in Decatur, IN. She was the eldest of four girls & loved each of her sisters fiercely. Growing up, she was always the protector and the one her sisters would call on whenever they needed a helping hand. Adela loved gathering with her sisters and their families for holidays and special events to chat, reminisce, and have a good time. There was nothing more special to her than spending time with the people she loved the most. Adela attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1972 at Ranger, TX. Adela was the proud mother to three young men, David Ray, Bryan Wade, and Mark Lee Adams. She was always eager to share their successes and accomplishments with anyone who was willing to listen. She worked tirelessly throughout their lives to ensure that her sons were well cared for, had all that they needed, and knew that they were loved very much. There was nothing that Adela wouldn’t do for her boys. Despite working long hours, Adela always made sure to spend time with her children and be involved in their extracurricular activities as much as possible. She taught her boys the importance of hard work and raised them to be confident, independent, and humble men. There was nobody in this world that she was more proud of than her three sons. Adela was known to most of her grandchildren as “Nana” and “Gramadela” to a few others. She wore those titles like badges of honor. She was so proud to be the grandmother of Cagan, Marcus, Calix, Logan, Aspyn, Grayson, Laken, and Silas. Adela shared a particularly special bond with Calix and Aspyn that will forever be remembered and cherished by both children. In her free time, Adela enjoyed spending time watching Westerns with her dog, Cream, that she spoiled absolutely rotten. She also loved doing crossword puzzles and reading her Bible. She was an active member of the First United Pentecostal Church and enjoyed being involved in miscellaneous church activities throughout the years. She loved going to the different festivities held in Eastland, Ranger, and Olden during the year such as Old Rip and Roaring Ranger. She also enjoyed shopping trips to spoil her grandchildren. Adela spent many years working as a nurse’s aide and thoroughly enjoyed caring for the elderly in the community. She had a servant’s heart and was always willing to go the extra mile to help those in need. She also worked for the local school district before her recent retirement. Working with the children to help them learn and grow brought her a lot of joy. Adela will always be remembered for her huge heart and her protective demeanor. She loved without limits & she would stand up for what she believed in, no matter the consequence. She will also be remembered for how well she raised her children despite the many obstacles that stood in her way of doing so. She will never be forgotten and she will always be loved. Adela is preceded in death by her father and mother, Marcos and Pauline Castro. Adela is survived by her sons, David Ray & wife Lindsey Adams of Goose Creek, SC, Bryan Wade Adams of Eastland, TX, and Mark Lee & wife Susie Adams of San Angelo, TX; grandchildren, Cagan, Marcus, Calix, Logan, Aspyn, Grayson, and Laken; great-grandson, Silas; sisters, Connie and husband Polo Jimenez of Ranger, TX, Martha Castro Peebles (RHS-1979) of Ranger, TX, and Gloria Castro Bowden (RHS-1976) of Ranger, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.