Estelle Edwards Adams, a former Orient resident who was born in Amagansett in 1913, died on June 17 at Asbury Solomons retirement home in Solomons, Md. She was 97.
Ms. Adams was born in Amagansett on Aug. 27, 1913, to the former Elizabeth Green and John Dudley Edwards. She graduated from the East Hampton School in 1929, and from the State University at Cortland in 1932.
She and Edward Burgess Adams married on Nov. 25, 1937, and spent the next 66 years living in Orient. She taught third grade at the Orient elementary school, and later returned as a substitute, teaching in the Orient and Greenport schools, after taking time to raise her family.
Family members have said she was an enthusiastic volunteer for the Orient Methodist Church, and enjoyed helping friends develop their reading skills or complete their paperwork for taxes or wills.
Ms. Adams’s husband died in 2005, and her son, Robert, in 2003. Two sons survive her, Don Adams of Ignacio, Colo., and Lawrence Adams of Prescott Valley, Ariz., along with four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.