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Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, July 2, 1987

Lavinia M. Adams

A private service will be conducted at Olema Cemetery today and a memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Presbyterian Church of Novato for Lavinia M. Adams, descendant of a pioneering West Marin family.

Mrs. Adams died Monday, June 29, 1987, following surgery at Novato Community Hospital. She was 92.

Mrs. Adams was born in Bolinas, the daughter of the late Hiram Nott and the great-granddaughter of Manuel Briones, whose family settled in West Marin on a Spanish land grant.

Two years after her marriage to the late Jesse A. Adams in 1914, Mrs. Adams moved to Point Reyes Station. She worked as a librarian there, including the days when the library was housed in a railroad train car, for 32 years. She retired in 1964.

Mrs. Adams was known for her green thumb; she brought plants to be raffled off at each meeting of the Marin County Retirees Association she attended. She also was a 60-year member of the Companions of the Forest of America, for which she was a recording secretary until a year ago.

She is survived by a son, Jesse “Bud” Adams of Point Reyes Station; a daughter, Betty Koenig of San Rafael; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter, Charlotte Panholzer, died earlier.

Family members ask that memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Marin or a favorite charity.

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