René (Carson) Adams


SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – René was born Aug. 6, 1953, in Scottsbluff, Neb., and passed away Dec. 3, 2020, at her home in Scottsbluff, Neb. She graduated from Morrill High School and attended WNCC in Scottsbluff.

René married Jerry Schwabauer, and to this union, they had one child, Andrea. 

René worked as a realtor in Colorado. She returned to the Scottsbluff area and later married Sam Adams. She worked as a loan officer at Valley Bank and Trust in Gering, Neb., and served on the Board of Directors until her retirement. Hundreds of people realized their dream of homeownership due to her position as a loan officer.

René’s smile was infectious. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed by all fortunate enough to have known her. 

Funeral services were held outdoors at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Scottsbluff, Monday, Dec. 7, at 11:00 a.m. 

Survivors include her husband Sam Adams, daughter Andrea (Josh) Wetherington, grandchildren Ryan, Luke and Adisyn, mother Delores Benjamin, sister Karyn (Brian) Grasmick, niece Amy Bates, nephew Brent Grasmick and in-laws Elaine Allen, Lois Mathers, Ariel (Mike) Clement, Tim (Carol) Adams, John (Brenda) Adams, Ben (Donna) Adams, Solomon (LaVon) Adams, Pete (Karen) Adams, Mary (Paul) Erdman.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles Carson, stepfather Ivan Benjamin, sister Cherie, grandparents Earl and Irene Carson, Iliff and Lucy Dummitt and father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Wanda Adams. 

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