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Pearl Leslie Adams

Obit-Adams,-PearlPearl Leslie Adams –1922-2013

Pearl Leslie Adams 90, of Estes Park, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 14, 2013 at Prospect Park Living Center.

She was born to Jas. H. And Anna Coffee Leslie, November 13, 1922 in Skelton Twp., Warrick County, Indiana. In 1940 she graduated with honors from Chandler High School. She was active in student government, various clubs, and her favorite was the debate club. She was captain of her team that took state honors in 1938.

After graduation, Pearl married her childhood sweetheart Raymond R. Adams in November, 1940.

During WWII Pearl worked on P47 fighter planes in Evansville, Indiana, while Ray was in the Army in Europe. Pearl entered DeVry’s School of Cosmetology in Evansville, Indiana. It was the beginning of a career that she dearly loved and lasted 53 years until her retirement in 1999.

Pearl and her family moved to Estes Park in 1950 where she started her own shop, Pearl’s Beauty Shop. She was active in the community and belonged to several clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, the American Legion Auxiliary, (60 plus years), Estes Park Business and Professional Women’s Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star (Passed Worthy Matron), and the White Shrine. Pearl sponsored several bowling teams, and won several trophies in the Rooftop Rodeo Parades, with the help of her good friend Marion Mall.

Pearl’s greatest joys were being with her family and friends. She enjoyed picnics, reading, music, the Broncos, news, television and drives through the park.

Her parents and eight siblings preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Charlotte Rae Bennyhoff and husband Dave of Plano, TX, her son Raymond A. (Butch) Adams and wife June of Franklinton, LA, four granddaughters, Jodi Bennyhoff of Wylie, TX, Kristi Bennyhoff of Plano, TX, Arica Lococo and husband Brett of Windsor, CO, Shelly Caffey and husband Jared of Kansas City, MO and six great grandchildren, Conor, Ryan and Payton Lococo, Brice and Breelyn Caffey and Dalton Bennyhoff of Wylie, TX, along with several nieces and nephews. A family service will be held this Spring in Plano, TX.

The family wishes to thank long time friend “Daughter” Meg Grimmie for her love and care, you are an angel! A special thank you to past and present staff at PPLC, EPMC, and Dr. Guy Van der Werf.

Memorial contributions may be made to EPMC imaging department in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Go to to send a message to Pearl’s family.

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