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Angenette Adams-Denesia

January 26, 1925 — April 11, 2020

Angenette (Hammond) Adams-Denesia, age 95, passed away on April 11, 2020 at Brookestone View in Broken Bow, NE.  She was born January 26, 1925, near Mason City, NE to Bill and Agnes (Davitt) Hammond.  She attended a one room country school, known as Gifford School, for 8 years; attended Berwyn High School; then transferred and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1943.  Later, in the Cadet Nurse Corps, she attended Lincoln General Hospital, which was affiliated with the University of Nebraska.

Angenette married Russell Adams, Jr. in 1945.  Six children were born to this union:  Dwayne, Cheryl, Jerry, Bill, Lawrence and Leslie.  The family all worked on a farm east of Broken Bow milking cows, farming, and feeding cattle.  They also owned and operated the Dairy Queen during the years.  Angenette & Russell formed Adams Land & Cattle Company (ALCC) into a corporation on April 23, 1973.  She was very proud of the company she helped build.

Angenette loved her family dearly and crocheted afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed attending activities involving her grandkids and great grandkids over the years. 

Angenette was a faithful church member and also very active in the community.  She belonged to many organizations, such as, Extension Club, Catholic Altar Society, Catholic Daughters (charter member), Stephens' Ministries, Eucharistic Minister, American Legion Auxiliary, the Hospice program and was a charter member of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byways.

In 1995, Angenette married Don Denesia and together they traveled the world.  They especially enjoyed many adventuresome trips in their RV, “Precious.”

Angenette is survived by her husband, Don Denesia and four children;  daughter, Cheryl Jarchow from Nolensville, TN; three sons,  Jerry Adams (Linda), Bill Adams (Connie) of Broken Bow, and Lawrence Adams (Marilyn) of Lincoln; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Adams, of San Antonio, TX.  Also, she was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren (and one on the way).  She is also survived by her brothers Earl Hammond (Beverly) of Biloxi, MS, Larry Hammond (Marlis) of Carmel, IN and Bill Hammond, of Omaha, NE, sister-in-law, Joan Hammond, of Dallas, TX and brother-in-law, Bruce Evans, of Naples, FL.

She was proceeded in death, by her first husband, Russell Adams, Jr. in 1990, sons, Leslie and Dwayne, her parents, brothers, Leonard, Jack, Bob and Marvin and sister, Alnetta.

Graveside services with immediate family will be held on April 15, 2020. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Catholic Altar Society or Hospice.

Mass and Celebration of Angenette’s life will be at a later date when travel is permitted.

Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Words of encouragement and remembrance may be left at

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