Emma Lou Phillips Adams
The following Obituary appeared in the Ozona
September 18, 1998:
Emma Lou Phillips Adams, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 15,
1998, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ozona United Methodist
Church followed by burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements
were by Preddy Funeral Home.
Emma Lou Phillips Adams, born Aug. 18, 1906, was the daughter of
Samuel Byrd Phillips and Lela Williams Phillips. After
graduating from Ozona High School, Mrs. Adams attended Mary Hardin
Baylor in Temple and was in the 1927 graduating class of Texas
Christian University in Fort Worth.
On June 6, 1928, she married Clay Addison Adams of Ozona. They
made their first home on the Adams Ranch in Pecos County, where Emma
Adams was a charter member of the Fort Stockton Tuesday Bridge Club.
From 1936-47, Clay and Emma Adams lived and ranched in Crockett,
Terrell, Pecos and Val Verde Counties. In 1947 they moved to
Ozona. After Mr. Adams' death in 1957, Mrs. Adams and her
daughters managed the family ranching business.
Emma Adams was the 30-year president of the Ozona Country Club Ladies
Bridge Association with whom she played weekly until her death at 92.
A long-time member of the Ozona United Methodist Church, Mrs. Adams
was chairman of the hospitality committee and Sunday School teacher.
She was a member of the Crockett County Historical Society and worked
with others to create "A History of Crockett County".
Mrs. Adams is survived by two daughters, Jane Addison Adams Garlitz
and her husband, Charles Gary Garlitz of Midland, and Ann Camille
Adams Jones and her husband, Martin Brock Jones, Jr. of Ozona; six
grandchildren, William Wade Garlitz, Christa Adams Garlitz Bolger,
Charles Clay Garlitz, Martin Brock Jones, III, Jane Ann-Caroline
Garlitz and Margaret Camille Adams Jones; four great-grandchildren,
John Barr Bolger, II, Emma Adams Bolger, Martin Brock Jones, IV and
Brady Carlisle Bolger; a sister, Lela Phillips Nussbaumer; a
sister-in-law, Bernice Collins Phillips, and numerous nieces and
Pallbearers were: Phillips Townes Carleton, Thomas Franklin
Collins, Jr., William Wade Garlitz, Charles Clay Garlitz, Martin Brock Jones, III,
John Richard Hunnicutt, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Frazier Jr., John Barr
Carl Edward Simmons and David Alan Martin.
Memorials may be sent to: Ozona Untied Methodist Church Foundation,
P.O. Box 984, Ozona, TX 76943 or St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Altar
Flower Guild, P.O. Box 5121, Midland, TX 76704.