|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1937|
|Death: ||May 9, 2003|
WELLINGTON - Jeral D. Adair, age 65, died at home Friday, May 9, 2003 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 15, 1937 to Arnie C. and Mary Taylor Adair in Garfield County, Colo. Jeral met the love of his life, Vivian Colleen Bentley Adair, and they were married June 17, 1957.
Jeral served in the U.S. Army's 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper in the 1955-1958 Korean conflict. He also worked as a diesel mechanic at Tower Resources coal mine (later Andalex). His hobbies were to work and provide for his family. He was a jack of all trades and was able to fix everything. He said, "But I can't fix this."
Jeral raised quarter horses, enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard and he especially loved playing with his grandchildren.
He was part of the Wellington Mountaineers and Blazing Saddle riding clubs. He was owner/operator of a heavy equipment business for five years in California.
Jeral is survived by wife, Vivian Colleen Adair, Wellington; children, Jeral David and Kathy Adair, Wellington; Christie Dawn and Jim Giles, Nephi; Darla Jean Miller, Wellington; Emmett Clar-ence Adair, Wellington; Jeri Lynn and Raymond Olsen, Wellington; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandson; three sisters, Marguerete "Molly" Edwards, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Shirley and Ken Miller, Price; Carol and Leon Rich, Wellington; three brothers, Jim and Charlene "Windy" Winn, Apache Junction., Ariz.; Arnold and Jackie Adair, Wellington; Howard and Ruth Adair, Rolla, Mo.; and his very special dog, Teddy, who is now lonesome for his best friend.
May I go now?
Don't you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain-filled days and endless lonely nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be, so can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first. I fought with all my might!
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go! I really do!
It's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day ... to give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and are afraid because I see your tears.
I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me.
You know I loved you, too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now, just one more time, and let me hear you say, because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, May 14, at the Wellington City Cemetery at 11 a.m. A viewing will be one hour prior to service at Fausett Mortuary in Price
Wellington City Cemetery
Created by: Wendi Mills
Record added: Jul 12, 2011
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