Dorothy Alice Adams

October 1, 1924 - July 1, 2015
Dorothy Alice Adams

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Dorothy Adams, age 90, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away at the Medical Center at Carolina Village on July 1, 2015.

Dorothy was born in Englewood, New Jersey on October 1, 1924 to Frank and Alice Walsh Dieterle. She graduated from Tenafly High School in 1942 where she met her beloved husband, John Adams, of 68 years. She later attended Barnard College where she graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1946. She received her M. Ed from Columbia University and taught elementary school for many years.

Dorothy and John shared a great love of music, playing tennis, reading and traveling within the U.S. and Canada. Dorothy played the piano, was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and the PEO. She also volunteered for Hospice.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband John, son Mike Adams of Goshen, NH, daughter Judy Khan of Concord, NH, their spouses Deb Maille and Liaquat Khan respectively, and six beautiful granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at Carolina Village Hall on Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 PM. The Reverend Mark Stanley will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be held in Concord, NH at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Carolina Village Employee Appreciation Fund.

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  • July 09, 2015
    Velda Capps says:
    We will miss her. She always had a smile on her face. It was a privilege being able to know such a wonderful lady.