Estelle Edwards Adams

Former Orient resident Estelle Edwards Adams of Solomons, Md., died June 17 at Asbury Solomons retirement facility. She was 97.

She was born in Amagansett on Aug. 27, 1913, to Elizabeth (Green) and John Dudley Edwards. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 1929 and from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1932.

She married Edward Burgess Adams of Orient on Nov. 25, 1937, and they lived in Orient for 66 years. Before leaving to raise her family, she taught third grade at the Orient elementary school. She later returned to teach as a substitute in both Orient and Greenport schools.

Family members said she was an enthusiastic volunteer at Orient Methodist Church, Home Extension and other organizations, and enjoyed helping friends develop reading skills, prepare taxes or write their wills.

Predeceased by her husband in 2005 and her son Robert in 2003, Ms. Adams is survived by her sons, Don, of Ignacio, Colo., and Lawrence, of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Orient Methodist Church or the Orient Fire Department Ambulance Fund.