Adell Fox Hurst was born August 12, 1933 in Buffalo Springs Texas, the Daughter of Earl and Opal Fox. She attended elementary school in Buffalo Springs and Midway, Texas. After moving to the Texas Panhandle in 1941, Adell graduated from Lelia Lake High School at the age of 15. Her dream of entering the nursing school at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls was stopped short by her father, who considered her too young to leave home. When her father said she would enroll in Clarendon College, her tears did not change his mind. She later pursued her dream by enrolling in Midwestern University and entered the nursing program at General Hospital. A handsome airman interrupted that dream.
Only months after meeting, Adell and Coyett married on January 6, 1951. Together, they crisscrossed the country (and the globe) for 20 years, living on Air Force bases from Texas to Goosebay, Labrador, to South Carolina, to Mississippi, to Massachusetts, before finally returning to their beloved Texas in 1970. In San Marcos, Coyett and Adell raised six children. She began a career with Family Planning. After retiring in 1995, Coyett and Adell relocated to scenic Lake LBJ.
To be closer to their children, the couple moved to Kyle in 2003. Adell became involved in numerous volunteer activities, including Meals on Wheels, CTMC Hospice Care and Seton Hospital. In addition, Adell worked to help establish the Kyle Area Senior Zone. She also volunteered for the Friends of the Kyle Library.
Coyett and Adell enjoyed nearly 58 years of a very blessed marriage until his death in 2008. Adell died on February 20, 2013 at the age of 79. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Coyett, her parents, Earl and Opal Fox, her brother Lee Fox and sister Janell Taylor.
Adell is survived by her sons, Steve and his wife Lisa; Greg and his wife Deb; Jeff; and Mark, and by daughters, Vicki and Abby. Adell and Coyett were blessed with grandchildren and (great-grandchildren): Amy and her husband Scott (Hunter and Jake); Brandi and husband John (Mena and Heidi); Kasey and her husband Larsen (Garett, Haylee, Carsten, Lacey); CJ and his wife Meme (Samma); Marissa; Michael; Ashley and her husband Steven; and Scotty.
Adell’s family thanks the staff of CTMC Hospice Care; her passing was peaceful, comfortable, respectful, dignified and pain-free. Dr. Moore, Ann, Sylvia, Linda, Ed, Cindy, Annette, Sarah, Margarita, Abel, Michael, Enoch, Velinda, Lisa and all the people behind the scenes, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To all the hundreds of community members from KASZ, United Methodist Church, First Lutheran Church and other friends; the outpouring of food, cards and prayers is greatly appreciated. Adell was blessed to have such supportive friends. Peggy Cox, beloved friend of our family, thank you for your constant support.
A celebration of Adell’s life is scheduled for Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Plum Creek Golf Club, 750 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle.
Contributions may be made to CTMC Hospice Care, 1315 IH 35 North, San Marcos 78666, Kyle Area Senior Zone, P.O. Box 204, Kyle 78640 or Kyle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Kyle 78640 or flowers may be accepted at 480 W. South St., Kyle. Plum Creek is unable accept deliveries.