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In Memory of

Suzon Lapat Adam

April 23, 1931 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


SUZON LAPAT ADAM, a native and life-long resident of Houston, born April 23, 1931, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 1, 2015. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1949, and married Harold J. Adam in 1950. She attended the University of Kansas and earned a BS and subsequently, a master's degree in education from the University of Houston. She served the Houston Independent School District for thirty-nine years as an English teacher at Marshall Junior High and Reagan Senior High schools and as a school administrator, retiring in...

SUZON LAPAT ADAM, a native and life-long resident of Houston, born April 23, 1931, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 1, 2015. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1949, and married Harold J. Adam in 1950. She attended the University of Kansas and earned a BS and subsequently, a master's degree in education from the University of Houston. She served the Houston Independent School District for thirty-nine years as an English teacher at Marshall Junior High and Reagan Senior High schools and as a school administrator, retiring in 1991 from Jane Long Middle School as Dean of Instruction. Suzon was active in the Houston Tuesday Musical Club and sang in their ladies' chorus, the Houston Symphony Chorus, and professionally with Christ Church Cathedral Choir and frequently gave music programs for civic clubs, retirement communities, and nursing homes. She was active in Pro America and the Houston Area Retired Teachers Association, having served as president of both groups, and was also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. Suzon also served as secretary of the Houston Symphony League and the League's Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition committee. A sixty-plus-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, she was elected to the Texas State Board of P.E.O. in 1959 and became the youngest ever elected State President, serving as such in 1965-1966. Suzon was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty years; her parents, Dr. William and Helen Lapat; and her only sister, Cecilia Lapat Adcock. She is survived by her family in Christ, members of Southwest Presbyterian Church (PCA) of which she was a founder and soloist, a member of the Pastoral Search and the Building committees; her "adopted family," Winston and Penny Dollahon, Dan and Karen Dollahon, Randall and Kathy Dollahon, and the late Ruth Dollahon, her P.E.O. sisters in Chapter P; life-long friend Clay; and a host of other loving friends at University Place Retirement Community, where she had lived since 1998 and had served as president of the Resident's Association and in various other capacities. Suzon was an avid student of the Bible and read the Bible aloud once a week to those in independent living and twice a month to those in assisted living and nursing care at University Place, where she also taught a ladies' Bible class. Suzon was a world traveler, having visited Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Thailand, Peru, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Canada, China, Mexico, Germany, and much of the United States.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 6700 Ferris St., Bellaire,Texas, followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 AM at South Park Cemetery, with Memorial service at 2:00 PM at Southwest Presbyterian Church, 6033 South Rice Blvd., Bellaire, TX, Friday, April 3, 2015. Reverend David L. Wakeland will officiate, and Scott Holshouser, Southwest Presbyterian Church pianist and keyboardist for the Houston Symphony, and Suzon's dear friend, will provide the music.

Honorary Pallbearers are the members of the Session of Southwest Presbyterian Church: Mark Elam, Steve Thacker, Ken Thurman, Tom Wilson, Dan Newcomb, Dr. George Fuller, retired president of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; John Braeutigam of Tucson, Arizona, and Dr. John Long of Tivoli, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Mrs. Adam's memory to the Southwest Presbyterian Church Building Fund.