Lydia Armstrong Adams

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Lydia Armstrong Adams was bom in Nevada, Iowa on August 14, 1902. She graduated Iowa State College in 1925. Lydia was a member of Pi Beta Phi from 1921 to 1925. Carrie Chapman Catt was the commencement speaker in 1921. Lydia and Chev Adams contributed to Iowa State athletics in a variety of ways. Following his death in 1960, Lydia established the Chev Adams Memorial Fund intended specifically for Hilton Coliseum. Chev and Lydia sponsored the design and production of the first mascot "Cy." Lydia was an active leader of the class of '25, serving on every reunion committee and as chairwoman several times. Class Agent, Alumni Achievement Fund, Life member of the Alumni Association and the Memorial Union Association, Charter member Founders Club, Order of the Knoll. Honored with Award of "Cys Favorite Alum" for the year 1989. Two sons, Jay and Chevie (now deceased), both in wheelchairs, victims of M.D. Son Chevie is a Delta Upsilon graduate of ISU class of 1940. Sister Margaret Jane Crisp is a RIBD graduate of ISU class of 1935. Margaret lived with Lydia. In later life she was afflicted with M.D. and in a wheelchair and died in 1990. Lydia now lives in Green Hills Retirement Community, Ames, Iowa, and still attends all ISU football and basketball games. 7/1/96