Louise H. Adams, 84, Howard real estate agent Louise H...

March 25, 2001

Louise H. Adams, 84, Howard real estate agent

Louise H. Adams, 84, a former Howard County real estate agent and active churchwoman, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Vantage House in Columbia.

The longtime Clarksville resident had lived at the retirement home in Columbia since 1995.

Mrs. Adams, who began her real estate career in the late 1950s with Pierre C. Dugan & Nephews of Baltimore, retired in 1994 from ERA-Caton Realty in Ellicott City.

Born Louise Harris in Birmingham, Ala., she was raised in Portland, Maine, and Asheville and Wilmington, N.C. A graduate of St. Mary's School, a private girls' school in New York City, she later attended Barnard College.

She was married to Edwin O. Adams in 1937, and they moved to Clarksville, where they owned and operated Glen Mary Farm, a dairy farm, until the late 1950s. Mr. Adams died in 1987.

Mrs. Adams was an avid bridge player and a member for more than 50 years of the Bridge Club, which still meets to play cards. She also enjoyed reading mysteries and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Adams was also a Gold Star Mother. Her youngest son, Stephen Hamilton Adams, a Marine, was killed in 1968 while serving in Vietnam.

She was a communicant and former Altar Guild member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 216 in Highland, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Mrs. Adams is survived by a son, E. Alexander Adams of Glenwood; a daughter, Rebecca Adams of Annandale, Va.; a brother, Armand D. Harris Jr. of Columbia; two grandchildren; and several nephews and a niece.

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