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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — This past June, Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce featured Nancy’s Place of Cosmetology, an icon on the south side of the courthouse square since May 1976. Owner Nancy Thomas Lindsey Adair celebrated her 70th birthday Aug. 28.
According to her family, she ended up in an Amarillo hospital with COVID-19 Aug. 31. By Sept. 1, medical staff moved Adair to the intensive care unit due to underlying medical conditions. She died Monday morning, Sept. 7.
The shocking news quickly spread as Adair’s three daughters shared on social media that their mom had passed. Nancy’s Place staff expressed their appreciation for having known and worked with Adair.
“I will miss seeing you every day, flying in the shop with your wind blown hair and your little hands holding all your luggage you’d haul with you everyday,” stylist Mari Vela said. “There was not one day you didn’t try to make someone’s day with a sweet gesture, a piece of wisdom, or just a SMILE. I will forever be thankful to you for everything you did for me as a mentor and as my best friend.”
A massage therapist at Nancy’s Place, Kassie Neeley described her feelings of gratefulness to Adair as well.
“I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know this sweet, loving and caring lady,” Neeley said. ”She was always such a blessing. I would run in and out the door before and after clients always in a hurry, but when I had the time to stop, I loved the talks and laughter and the friendship that came from working with her and Mari. You will be greatly missed.”
Ray Floyd, a member of the Wellington High School Class of 1965, noted that his class would be sending a donation to the Wellington Ex-Student Association as a memorial to Adair who graduated from WHS in 1968.
“Her house was a home away from home for so many of our classmates,” Floyd said. “Also, she was always invited and came to most of our gatherings. She will be missed by all of us.”
See page 9A for the full obituary.