Genevieve Wise Adamson
Genevieve Wise Adamson, 99, of Edmond, Okla., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Edmond. Genny, as she was known to all, was born to Dr. Harry and Hattie Dotson in Topeka, Kan., on Dec. 27, 1918. She grew up in Wichita, Kan., and with war approaching she married Melvin R. Wise. They made their home in Wichita where their two children, Patricia Ann and Melvin Jr., were born. After Melvin's job in oilfield supplies took them first to several towns in Kansas and Texas, they finally settled in Oklahoma where he founded his own oilfield supply company.
While Mel Jr. became a chiropractor in Miami, and Pat made an international career as an opera and concert artist based in Vienna, Austria, Genny put her love of books to use filing returns in a local branch library. She attained a liberal arts degree in library sciences from OU, and eventually became head librarian of the newly built Edmond Branch Library.
Melvin died in 1973, and in 1979 Genny married Col. Hal H. Adamson, Jr. in Edmond. They had 22 years of active retirement including wide travels, golf and bridge, until she lost Hal in 2002.
As mother, grandmother, great- and great-great grandmother of the Wise and then Adamson family, Genny remained active in the First Christian Church of Edmond, and belonged to many professional and social clubs including PEO, DAR, and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce, among many others. Her long life was an enormous gift to those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Wise of New York City, N.Y.; granddaughter Jenny Schachner, DPT, of Chicago, Ill.; grandson Jon Wise of Danville, Ill.; grandson Melvin Wise and wife Dee of Bristow, Okla., and two great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by extended family of her second husband: son Hal Adamson, III, and wife Jo of Oklahoma City, Okla., and their son Brian Adamson of Woodward, Okla.; daughter Lisa Lipscomb and husband Tony of Silverton, Colo.; grandson Chris Brown and wife Dee of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughter Amy Poynter and husband Paul of Norman, Okla.; Fred Yost of Houston, Texas, and five great-grandchildren.
Published on November 19, 2018


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