Dawn Annette Adams, 55, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home in the Watchorn area of Pawnee County, Oklahoma. She was born on August 29, 1964 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Wayne and Yvonne (Laird) Robbins. Her early years were spent in the Masham community in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. For her first six years of school, she attended Pawnee Grade School, and she enjoyed the company of her many cousins and relatives.
At the age of 12, the family moved to Hamill, South Dakota where she attended a country school until the eighth grade. She loved the farm life and with no boys in the family she worked livestock and did a lot of the field work. She loved driving the farm machinery and riding horses. Fishing was a favorite pastime of hers, one she often enjoyed with her father. Later, she passed the love of fishing down to her boys. In 1982, she graduated from Winner High School in Winner, South Dakota. After graduation she moved back to Oklahoma.
She married Rick Adams on December 29, 1983 and they have two boys, Stacey Lee Adams and Dustin Wayne Adams. She and Rick lived most of their married life in Pawnee and the Watchorn/Morrison area except for one year that they lived in South Dakota.
For almost 20 years until her illness Dawn worked as an assistant manager and manager of the Sonic Drive-In, in Pawnee. She was a hard worker and a good boss. Her employees loved her, and she loved them. Because of her love for children, she also ran a daycare for a few years.
Dawn loved her sons, as well as their friends, her grandsons and many other children she welcomed into her home. She loved taking care of her grandsons and loved holding all babies. Family and friends were very important to her.
Dawn had a great interest in genealogy and researched both sides of her family to make sure it was saved for future generations. She especially enjoyed the photos of her family past and present. In spite of her illness, she maintained a sharp mind and could recall dates and numbers when others could not. The family called her a “walking phone book”. She also loved to read and shop for gifts for others.
Dawn was especially grateful for the time she had with her family. She was always positive and cheerful even when she did not feel well. She was an inspiration to many for the life she lived and handled her illness with grace. She was always thinking of others. Everyone that met her knew that she had a kind, sweet spirit, , but she was very strong willed, too.
Dawn is survived by her husband, Rick Adams, of Morrison, OK; her sons, Stacey Lee Adams, of Morrison, OK and Dustin Wayne Adams and wife, Jessica of Hamill, SD; her grandsons, Gunner Adams, Kacen Adams and Liam Adams; her mother, Yvonne Robbins, of Hamill, SD; two sisters, Kathy Morford and husband, Steve of Spearfish, SD, and Amy Gregg, of Carter, SD; her special caregiver, Stormi Scott of Morrison, OK and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dawn is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Robbins, and her many grandparents.
Dawn’s service will be held on November 15, 2019 at 2 P.M. at Masham Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Wagner and Stanley Robbins officiating. She will be put to rest at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, Oklahoma.