Obituary of Albertine Adamson (1936 – 2021) – Lafayette, LA

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The funeral will be at 12:15 pm on Saturday October 9, 2021 at the Chapelle Delhomme des Fleurs for Albertine “Buttons” Adamson. The Reverend Ken Domingue, pastor of St. John Berchmans Catholic Church will lead the funeral services. Interment will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park cemetery. “Buttons” Adamson, née Albertine Veazey, longtime Lafayette educator, beloved wife, mother and friend, died at home on October 3, 2021. She was 85 years old. Buttons was born in Pecan Island, Louisiana on March 4, 1936, daughter of the late John and Julia Veazey. She received her BA in Home Economics from the Southwestern Louisiana Institute. She returned to the University of Southwest Louisiana to graduate from elementary education and found her calling as a junior and kindergarten teacher in the parish of Lafayette for 27 years. Students at Cathedral, Woodvale and Prairie Elementary Schools benefited from the education provided by Ms. Adamson. At SLI, Buttons also met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Adamson. Friends from college called them “Buttons and Beau”. She was a dedicated cheerleader for the teams Bob coached early in his career and his staunch confidante when Bob held administrative positions in the school. Bob and Buttons have been married for 61 years. Alongside Bob, Buttons raised their three children and participated in their countless activities inside and outside of school. Buttons and Bob planned a summer vacation with long road trips for the family, exploring the United States, and visiting friends and family. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling together in Europe, Canada and the beautiful regions of this country. Throughout his life, Buttons loved to sew. Many of the family have beautiful quilts that she lovingly created for them. Buttons enjoyed the camaraderie of the KOA Quilters. Buttons was a talented cook and loved to read recipes and collect cookbooks. She and Bob often gathered the family at their house for barbecues, crab or crayfish porridge, and many holiday dinners. Buttons enjoyed her participation in Femmes du Sud and frequently entered local recipe contests. She gifted the neighbors her delicious Sock-It-To-Me cake and made some memorable desserts for Bob’s dinner clubs. But by far her favorite culinary activity was sharing the kitchen with her grandchildren, making specialties like watermelon cookies and lemon bars. Buttons was happiest when her family was gathered around her. Whether she was teaching a grandchild to recognize letters and numbers, sew a straight seam, correctly win a game of HORSE on basketball goal, or take first place in card games, she treasured her time. ‘be a grandmother. She was proud of her grandchildren’s accomplishments and loved to brag about them to friends and strangers. Buttons was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert Adamson. Buttons is survived by his two daughters, Dawn (Chuck) Dobie and Taina Adamson, his son, Lance Adamson, the grandchildren who knew her as “Grandma”: Sevie (Steven) Zeller, Ellen (Yoni ) Dobie-Geffen, Aaron Dobie, Brock Adamson, Avery (Colin) Comeaux and Camryn Adamson, and six great-grandchildren. Of his eight siblings, only his sister Georgette Veazey Nunez survives him. The bearers will be Brock Adamson, Chuck Dobie, Steven Zeller, John Shields, Jim Shields and John Martin. Memorial gifts can be made at Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of your choice. While many healthcare professionals provided excellent care to Buttons throughout her life, the family would like to give special thanks to Dr Thomas Voitier II, nurse Serena Bailey, caregivers Tina Courville, Micah Foret, Chantel Provost, Mckenzie Trappey, Joanna Alexander and Devin Palliative Care Nurses. Orellana, Jessica Koski, Désirée Breaux and Wendy Cole. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the Delhomme – Bertrand Funeral Home on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Personal condolences can be sent to the Adamson family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Posted by The Acadiana Advocate October 6-9, 2021.


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