Vela Leru Adams
June 2, 1930 - February 5, 2018
Vela Leru Adams, 87, of Prineville (formerly a long-time resident of Prospect, Oregon) left the earthly phase of her eternal life February 5, 2018 at St. Charles Hospital in Prineville.
Vela was born June 2, 1930 to James and Hazel (Ragle) Wyatt in Green County, Arkansas. Vela moved to Bakersfield, California in 1945. She moved to Prospect in 1955 and there she raised her children. After working many years babysitting and cleaning houses and cabins at Union Creek, Vela worked for Prospect School District for 25 years. After retirement, Vela made a quilt for each of her eight children, a labor of love.
Vela is survived by her eight children, Linda Lou (Ralph) Goode, Carl Gene (Jennifer) Adams, Brenda Suzanne (Don) Harris, Carolyn Leru (David) Allred, Louis Edward (Gaye) Adams, Veneda Lynn (Ken) Bishop, Vernon Ray (Suzon) Adams, and Wendel Scott Adams; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Jane Gagnon of Madras, Ore., Willadean Thompson of Salem, Ore., and Sarah Francis Isola of Escondido, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and four sisters.
There will be a memorial service at her beloved home in Prospect on her birthday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 3168 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR, 541-416-9733. To offer the family your condolences please go to www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com.