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Naomi Salas Adams

Sunday, October 22, 2023
Naomi Salas Adams

Naomi Adams loved Jesus. She was one of the beloved South Dallas Street Mothers whose well known generosity, helping her Hispanic friends, neighbors and those in need was her calling here on earth. Naomi, born July 8, 1938, in Bryan, Texas, was one of eight children of Felix and Maria Salas (both deceased). She passed peacefully on October 17, 2023, at home in her fated hometown of Ennis, Texas, where she lost her beloved and second husband, John Adams, and Hero Grandson Timothy Lee Gauna.

Surviving the loss of two husbands, a son, and two grandchildren, she was the epitome of strength. Her tough, tiny exterior hosted a loving heart, even when she was projecting a no-nonsense manner that she was also VERY well known for. Mama had a sense of humor and a sparkle of mischief in her eyes that made you smile when she was telling a story or a favorite memory.

Frank Gauna, her first husband, passed in 1970. Naomi soon met John Adams and fell head over heels in love. In 1972 with their truck packed to the brim with 4 kids and all their belongings, they headed to Sweetwater, Texas where family awaited them. However, God had other plans: they got as far as Ennis, where their vehicle broke down and here they stayed and built an extremely full life.

Naomi is survived by seven of her eight children. Martin Gauna, Diane Gauna, Sarah Esquivel, Billy Gauna (deceased), James Gauna, Joe Adams, Rudy Adams and Felisita Salas, She was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

Viewing was held Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Funeral on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 9 a.m. at Grace Tabernacle, 110 S. Mulberry St. Burial at Myrtle Cemetery and family fellowship to follow.