Viola B. Adams

Viola Barbara Adams, (née Madrid), died November 11th, 2022, at the age of 91. Born in San Louis, Colorado to Joseph and Mary Madrid, Viola was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, son JD, and several siblings.

A true matriarch in her family, Viola brought love and laughter to all whom she met. Throughout the years Vi may have offered you a snack from her pantry or simply a smiling face. She made many friends in her activities at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church, Laramie Eppson Center, and most recently the Laramie Care Center.

In the last several years of Viola’s life, she was absolutely delighted to be surrounded by true friends at the Ivinson Home for Ladies, often trying her luck at bingo and a round of dominoes. Friends may remember her Jingle Bucks escapades, the funny hats she would wear for the holidays and the celebrations around town, or the numerous collections she proudly displayed.

Viola leaves behind her brother Wilbur, sons Duane and Mark (Elaine) Adams, a long list of beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, treasured nieces and nephews, and a great legacy of love and laughter.

Join us on Wednesday November 16th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. for a Rosary and Vigil service at Viola’s lifelong place of worship St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy will be on Thursday November 17th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

John 14:6 “Jesus Said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.’”

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Condolences (10)

  • Gen Cotherman

    Duane, Mark and Elaine, Tiffany, Ashley, Michael, and extended family, my love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Vi was such a delight and I so enjoyed visiting her with Duane at the Ivinson Home for Ladies. I know how much she will be missed!

  • Charlie Padilla

    To Duane and Mark, My sympathies and condolences to you in this difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful person and a close friend of my mom. May she rest peacefully in eternal glory.

  • Holly Eurioste

    You always held a special place in my heart Aunt Vi. Rest in peace💕

  • Suzanne Tschacher

    Our sincere condolences to your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family ❤️. My mother, Patricia, loved spending time with Vi at the Ivinson Home for Ladies for almost 5 years! Vi was very kind and friendly to my mom, they had some wonderful times together! I am thankful for that! May God hold her in his loving arms, Rest In Peace thou faithful servant ❤️ With love, Suzanne Tschacher

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    Duane and family, I was very saddened to learn of your loss. It is hard to imagine the emptiness when your mother passes away; she will always be with you in spirit. I got to know your mother from seeing her at Newman Center. She was a character, with a keen sense of humor. Please know that love and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Find peace in knowing that others share in your loss.

  • Cheryl McKinney

    So sorry to hear about Viola, the Adams family were friends of my family's since I was a child(Porter's and Bartlett's) our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Sterling Schroefel

    Rest In Peace. Aunt Vi. Love you!❤️

  • Tiffany Solter

    Until it is time for us will be in our hearts, prayers......we love you, Grandma Vi.

  • Mike & Phyllis Mesa

    Viola's family....our most sincere condolences. Viola and the Adams' family have been a part of our past regarding friendships and family interactions. May she rest in peace.

  • Judy Abeyta

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt. She was a beautiful lady.


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