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Obituary: Adams, Martha E.

Age 96

ADAMS, Martha E. Died on July 17, 2013. She was 95. Martha was born to Ruth and Leonard Haworth on July 22, 1917 in Asotin County, Washington. She spent most of her adult life in Lewiston, moving to Spokane in 1986. Martha was the Director of Nez Perce County Welfare as well as an enthusiastic volunteer for a variety of organizations in both Lewiston and Spokane. She gave her time to Lewiston’s Welfare League, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, adult literacy programs and the Osteoporosis Society among others. She enjoyed a rich family life in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley, with her parents and five of her seven brothers and sisters residing there, plus cousins throughout the Inland Empire. Martha was known for her passion for books, genealogy, crossword puzzles, collecting seashells, knitting, and her insatiable curiosity. Her love of travel took her to China, England, Greece, Wales, Mexico, and Canada plus trips in the U.S. with Elderhostel. Martha is survived by her daughter Diane Clark and Diane’s husband Al; her son Charles Williams and his wife Jeanne; her daughter Laurie Conforth; her grandchildren James, Johanna and Johanna’s husband Marino; Amanda, Sonja and Levi; and by her great-granddaughters Elisabeth and Victoria. Survivors also include her sister Wanda Desilet and many dear nieces and nephews. If friends and family so wish, donations in Martha’s name can be made to the public television station KSPS at Friends of KSPS, 3911 S. Regal St., Spokane, WA, 99223. Condolences can be sent to Diane Clark, 1275 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2L 0C9, Canada. A celebration of Martha’s life will be held in the Lewiston/Clarkston area at a later date. At her request, her ashes will be interred in the Haworth family plot at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston.