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Betty Adams

Dec. 5, 1939-March 1, 2011

Betty M. Adams, 71, of Blaine, Minn., died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Cremation was held in Minneapolis. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with visitation with the family for one hour prior to and after the service. Inurnment will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Gearhart Funeral Home, Anoka.

Betty Mae Adams was born to Arnold and Mabel Zick on December 5, 1939 at their home in Shell Lake Township. She grew up in Osage, and graduated from Frazee High School in 1957. She married James Adams and moved to Coon Rapids and then Zimmerman, Minn., where they raised their family.

Betty was an active member of the Country Chicks Homemaker Club and cherished their friendship over the years. She returned to school and proudly graduated from St. Cloud Beauty College in 1989. Betty and Jim divorced and she moved to Blaine, where she enjoyed working at Great Clips Springbrook for almost 18 years.

Betty loved being with her family. With an adventurous spirit, she eagerly tried new things with them. Betty's world revolved around her children and grandchildren, and she actively supported them in their many interests including sporting events, school programs, and being together. She liked keeping busy with ceramics, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, cake decorating, woodworking, crossword puzzles and traveling.

Betty is much loved and missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, Anita Adams of Edina, Minn., Yvonne Adams of Elk River, Minn., Patricia and Ken Bottema of Alexandria, Rebecca and Robb Feldhege of Cold Spring, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Tasha, Evan, Alec, Hali, Nic, Max, Logan and Levi; and three honorary grandchildren, Colin, Anders and Katie. She is also survived by her sister, Darlene and Ced Steinkraus of Staples, Minn.; and brothers, Duane Zick of Perham, George and Annette Zick of Osage, James and Clar Zick of Detroit Lakes and David and Ann Zick of Osage.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sister Wilma Robertson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Zick.