Sharon Adams

Monte Vista resident Sharon Adams, 70, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 23, 2023.

Sharon was born to George and Lorene Franklin on Nov. 29, 1952, in Atwood, Kan. She grew up in Atwood and lived in Kansas until moving to Colorado in 1979. That Kansas heritage remained very important to her throughout her life. Soon after moving to the San Luis Valley, she married the love of her life Kerry Adams on June 4, 1983, they were married for 40 wonderful years and raised their two children together in Monte Vista.

Sharon was an active member of the community serving as a teacher at Sargent High School for nearly 40 years. During the summers, she would work as the office manager for SLV Crop Care. Teaching was her life’s passion, and she was continually inspired by her students. She strove to help them however she could. She also acted as an advisor for one of the most successful and active FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapters, organized and coordinated indoor 4-H events, and was a valued member of the PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) Sisterhood.

After retiring from teaching, she enjoyed working at Summit Engineering through the remainder of her life. She enjoyed family visits, working in the yard, traveling around the US, and watching both Disney movies and crime drama television. She most valued family, tradition, and hard work.

Sharon is survived by her husband Kerry Adams, her children Katherine (Mark) Hardy of Bismarck, N.D., and Kenneth Adams of Milwaukee, Wis.; her grandchildren Everett and Jackson Hardy; her siblings Joyce Mai of Wakeeney, Kan., Marilyn Kastens of Atwood, Kan., Barbara Hendrickson of Wakeeney, Kan., and Dennis Franklin of Atwood, Kan.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents George and Lorene Franklin.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Monte Vista Community Methodist Church. The Memorial Service will also be streamed live at , no login ID or passwords will be necessary. Burial in the Atwood Cemetery will follow this service at a later date.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes, and words of support and comfort for Sharon’s family, please visit

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Penrose St. Francis Foundation (please select the “Guest House Ministry John Zay and Ingram Guest House” where the family stayed for no charge during hospital visits);, The March of Dimes; , or PEO Sisterhood;