Highland Presbyterian Church
2380 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Jul 22, 2012
Nov 20, 1932 - Jul 13, 2012
Oak Forest Health & Rehabilitation
Winston-Salem - Mrs. Betsey Jean Guin Adams, 79, died Friday July 13, 2012. She was born in Henderson, NC to Fairley Ray Guin and Charlene Haskins Guin on November 20, 1932. Betsey graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School and attended Women’s College (now UNCG). She married Richard Carson Adams on May 31, 1952. He died very early in their life together. After 28 years of service, she retired from the Winston-Salem office of IBM Corporation.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Adams Doughton, and husband Mark, as well as grandchildren, Courtney Doughton and fiancée Daniel Peterson; Sarah Doughton Chandler and husband David; and Stephen Doughton.
Betsey enjoyed visiting with friends, listening to music, reading and playing bridge. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and enjoyed attending while her health permitted. She adored her three grandchildren.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. David Kaplan and to Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation especially the staff of A-wing, who so lovingly cared for her over the last several years.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 22 at Highland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Randy Harris officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church, 2380 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com
SHELBY LAWSON.. IOWA TAYLOR
SUSAN, SO SORRY OF THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME. WILL MISS SEEING BETSEY EVERYDAY AT OAK FOREST.
Betsey was an IBM icon when I started work there in 1962. She was the "go to" person for most anything one needed to know. Susan, we knew you through her, because you were always her main topic of conversation. She was so proud of you. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Melinda Raker Halford & Richard Halford
Dear Susan & Family, We are thinking of you as you say farewell to your dear Mother, Betsy. I will never forget all the wonderful times I had as a child sleeping over and hanging out with you and your Mom & Grandmother. I can still smell the aroma of butter beans coming from your kitchen in my memory. We did have the best and probabaly the ONLY girl's spy club in W-S. You were like a sister and second family to me and I so cherish those memories. I heard that your daughter was married just a day after the psssing of Betsy. Life is so Bitter-sweet and full to the brim of emoitonal times like these.
I know that your Mom was sick for a long time and I am glad that she was well cared for and is now free from all pain/distress. You are in our hearts and prayers and once all of these times have settled, I would so love to spend a bit of time with you. Much much love and our condolences to you. Melinda
Raker Halford. (A donation will be made in memory of Betsy to Highland Pres.)