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Naomi Vivian Adams


Naomi Vivian “Beebs” Adams, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Billings, Mont.

She was born to Henry and Tena (Gives The Blanket) Archdale on May 6, 1933, at the family home in Oswego, Mont.

She was a hard worker who worked endlessly to provide for her family: Officially as a nurse’s aide, teacher, bartender and cashier. However, her job did not end there. She also was a taxi driver, babysitter, banker, counselor, coach, family nurse, family accountant, operator, and above all, a superhero to many. The truth is if anyone needed anything, she would go above and beyond to get exactly that. She spoiled all of her family and made each and every one of them feel like they were always her favorite. She was their rock and protector, and she is survived by many. Her door was always open to whomever needed a place to stay.

In 1951, she married Tommy Dean Adams and from that union, had 12 children.

She is preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers; two grandsons, Edison Adams and Ryan “Moshe” Miller; and an adopted son, Tom Babcock.

Survivors include 12 children, Karen McLaughlin and her husband, Kenny, of Fort Yates, N.D., Monica Buckles and her husband, Jim, of Poplar, Rodney Adams and his wife, Iris, of Wolf Point, Lynette Adams and her husband, Patrick, of Nashua, Thayle “WeeGee” Adams of Wolf Point, Roy Adams and his wife, Lanette, of Frazer, Nadine Adams of Wolf Point, Kevin Adams of Wolf Point, Darin Adams and his wife, Erin, of Wolf Point, Andrea Adams and her husband, Lenny Rattling Thunder, of Los Lunas, N.M., Michael Adams and his wife, Randi, of Billings, and Michelle Adams and her husband, Michael, of North Redington Beach, Fla.; special niece and nephews, Kathleen Price and her husband, Hyram, of Bemidji, Minn., Robert “Bob” Archdale of Bemidji and Jerry Archdale of Wolf Point; an adopted sister, Marion Hohman of Polson; a special friend, Mary Hayes, of Frazer; two adopted sons, Grant Stafne of Frazer and Mervin Garfield of Wolf Point; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vigil services were held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, and Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, all at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow was in charge of arrangements.


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