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Betty-Anne Hardy Adams

ATKINSON, NH: Betty-Anne Hardy Adams, 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on March 16, 2018, at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill, after a long and vigorous life. She was the wife of the late Col. Lewis R. Adams to whom she was married for 65 years, and who passed away in 2008.

Born in Haverhill on February 3, 1921, Betty-Anne was the beloved daughter of Dr. Wilbert C. and Cora (Alderton) Hardy.

Betty graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1938, and continued her education at Colby Sawyer Junior College earning her Associates Degree in Medical Technology. She worked at Lahey Clinic and Deaconess Hospital before marrying Capt. Lewis R. Adams, and accompanied him to various posts stateside and overseas. In her first overseas trip to Germany in 1946, Betty travelled in a DC-3, returning in 1949 on board a C-54 MATS. Once stateside she became involved in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in support of her children. Betty taught Sunday school at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and served as a Gray Lady for the Red Cross where she received a commendation for her work in the Laboratory & X-Ray Department.

Betty-Anne was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Haverhill, until moving to Atkinson when she joined the Atkinson Congregational Church. In Atkinson, Betty-Anne participated in many community and charitable endeavors. She served as Cancer Chairperson, collected for various other charities, was a member of the Atkinson Country Club, PEO Chapter D, in Hampstead, NH, Saturday Morning Book Club, and a longtime member of the Cedardale Athletic Club, where she spent many hours in the pool and countless summers basking in the sun with her many friends. Betty loved to swim & travel, and cherished the opportunity to gather with friends and family. She especially enjoyed the youngest members of the family and her many grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children, and her grand and great grandnieces and nephews.

Betty is survived by her daughters Wendy Adams of Haverhill, Tracy Adams Mitchell and her husband Scott of Atkinson, grandchildren Brooke Adams-Ferguson of Yuma, AZ, Keaven Adams and his wife Ruth of Shelbyville, KY, Enzo Adams Mitchell and Julia Madeleine Mitchell, both of Atkinson; great grandsons Greyson Ferguson, Kian & Garrett Adams; nieces Cindy (Hardy) White of New London, NH, Jody (Hardy) Brown of South Strafford, VT, Debbie (Adams) Keogh of Wayland, MA; nephews W.C. Hardy III of Norwich, VT, Paul Hardy of South Strafford, VT, Charles S. Adams, Jr. of Marblehead, MA, and many grand and great nieces and nephews. She is the wife of the late Col. Lewis R. Adams, mother of the late Lewis R. Adams, Jr., and sister of the late Wilbert C. Hardy, Jr.

Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill will be private as will be the interment at Linwood Cemetery. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

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