June 2, 1930 - February 5, 2018
Vela Leru Adams passed away February 5, 2018. She was born June 2, 1930, in Arkansas to James, a sharecropper, and Hazel Wyatt. She was one of 11 children.
The family moved to Bakersfield, California in 1945. Vela moved to Prospect, Oregon in 1955. She worked for the Prospect School District for 26 years.
Vela's house burned down in 1996;. the community of Prospect built her a new house.
She is survived by three siblings; eight children, Linda Lou, Carl Gene, Brenda Sue, Carolyn Leru, Louis Edward, Veneda Lynn, Vernon Ray, and Wendal Scott; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held June 2, 2018 in Prospect.