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Willard Adams
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1898
Lewisville
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1988
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA

Willard was born 2 Dec 1898, at Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, to William Joseph Newton Adams and Anna Jane Gilchrist Adams.
He attended school in his early years at Market Lake, now Roberts, and at Rigby from age 10 through High School.
He married Arberella Irene Mikesell 18 Dec 1915, at Rigby. The marraige later was solemnized in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.
He was Rigby Postmaster, city councilman and civic leader.
He had been Rigby volunteer fire chief and chairman of the Red Cross. He was a historical writer and a lecturer on Indians of Southwest, and was active in the Boy Scouts of America.
He had been president of the Rigby Lions Club and was a major in the National Guard.
He authored the book, "100 Years of Jefferson County."
Willard died 2 Mar 1988, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho.
He is survived by four sons, Willard Newton Adams and Richard N. Adams both of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Joseph Niel Adams of Bowie, Maryland, and Allen Willard Graves of Morgan, Utah; a sister Mabel Adams Sorensen of Ogden, Utah.
Funeral services were held at the Rigby East Stake Center and he is buried in the Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho. 
 
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 Parents:
  William J. Newton Adams (1870 - 1941)
  Anna Jane Gilchrist Adams (1870 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Arberella Irene Mikesell Adams (1898 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Elizabeth Adams Graves (1916 - 1942)*
  Willard N. Adams (1922 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Willard Adams (1898 - 1988)
  Mabel Adams Sorensen (1903 - 1997)*
  Maud Adams (1910 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rigby Pioneer Cemetery
Rigby
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Simmons Family
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75958651
Willard Adams
Added by: LaRee White Engel
 
Willard Adams
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Added by: Rhonda Durrant
 
 
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- Leslie Mikesell Wood
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
Gone but not Forgotten...
- LaRee White Engel
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011
 
 
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