Bethany Nicole Adams

Bethany Nicole Adams went to be with Jesus on August 12, 2017 as the result of a tragic car accident.

The death of our daughter has left us with the challenge of condensing her life and what she meant to this world into one newspaper column. Those of you who knew Bethany will completely understand.

Bethany was born on September 22, 1987 in Scottsbluff, NE to James and Lynne Adams.

We knew from the very first day that she was an amazing, beautiful soul who had the ability to light up a room with nothing but her infectious smile.

From an early age she developed a passion for great adventures and discovering new places as she traveled with the Young Continentals for two summers; visiting the British Isles with her sister and more recently on a college trip to China, just to name a few.

Her passion for life didn’t stop with her travels, when Bethany made a decision she was “all in”.  She was considered by most to be determined, motivated, somewhat opinionated and always unafraid to try most anything.  She lunged headlong into whatever she deemed worthy of her time.  She had the innate ability to recognize struggle and was quick to bring home anything or anyone  she felt needed to be rescued.

In recent years, encouraged by her boyfriend Shawn Arland, she discovered the joy of gardening, fishing and hunting.  She researched and grew herbs to make concoctions that could treat almost anything.  Her recent love for the outdoors inspired her to learn how to prep, cook and bake whatever was harvested.

Those who greeted her with open arms in heaven are: her grandparents, Clarence and Bonnie Adams and her grandfather, Lester Simons.

Those who are looking forward to seeing her again include: her parents, her brother and sister in law, James and Jesi Adams, nephew James and nieces Lillian and Reagan; sister and brother in law, Charissa and Jason Johnson and niece Aspyn Johnson; her grandmother, Joan Simons; boyfriend, Shawn and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends she made everywhere she went.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Memorial Church, Birch and 18th St, Gering, NE on August 31st at 10am.

There is a deep hole in our hearts but there is peace and hope in knowing that Bethany is in the presence of God…not because she was perfect but because she was and is, HIS.

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  1. Dan & Lisa Maestes says:

    It is with our deepest sympathy we convey our heartfelt sadness to the Adams Families….. We know through your faith in Jesus where she is, but that won’t make missing her any easier.

  2. Jane Snell says:

    So sad for such an untimely loss. ( at least in our eyes). Bethany was an adorable little girl. Her own person. Charismatic little person. I’m sure she will liven things up in the eternal paradise. Our deep heartfelt love for Lynne and James’s. and Jamie and Jesi and Charissa and Jason. And all the family and friends. We are praying for Grace and peace for you with our love, Dick and Jane

  3. So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers for the Lord to give you His comfort as you mourn this great loss.

    Mark and Dot

  4. Sandy Johnson says:

    Bethany brought us so much laughter in the many times we spent with her. She made our trip to FCA Camp in Santa Barbara a trip we will never forget. Our time together with her, Kayla Dunn, Brady and Alexis was filled with laughter and fun, she truly had a way of making you laugh, in good times and bad. Her spontaneous remarks were priceless. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Praying that you all will find peace, rest and comfort in the arms of our precious Jesus. Much love from the Johnson’s, Dana, Sandy, Brady & Alexis

  5. LydiaJohnson says:

    How hard it is to lose someone you love. It does leave a vast hollow hole in our heart. So I pray that the Lord will give each of you comfort and with time will bring healing to your souls. May His grace be overflowing and may you feel his arms wrapped around you in this difficult place you are all in right now. Just remember you will see her in heaven one day, and will all be filled with and will dance in holy joy when you meet again. God Bless you for sharing what a wonderful person she is.
    With the Love of the Lord,
    Lydia Johnson

  6. Kylee Panduro says:

    When Bethany moved to Scottsbluff Nebraska we became friends instantly. I felt lucky to be the first of her friends she made here. She had so much spirit and life in her, I admired that about her so much. I still have so many memories being with her filled with complete joy and smiles. She blessed me with her radiating positivity. I’ll always adore you Bethany. Miss & love you. R.I.P. beautiful spirit.

  7. John Haraden says:

    Bertha (Bethany) was the first person to invite me to lunch when I moved to Ely. She was so kind and welcoming. She could light up the room with her smile and her laugh was extremely contagious. I know she has found peace away from this world of hurt. My deepest condolences go to her family. You’ll always have a place in my heart. I miss you and love you so much.

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