|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1935|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 2000|
William Henry Adams, 87, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, November 17th in St. George, UT following a 20-year battle with chronic heart disease.
Bill married Genevieve M. Brevoort on August 19, 1935 in Centralia, New York. They made their home in Batavia, New York until June of 1945. During those years Gen and Bill embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught to them by wonderful missionaries. Bill was called to serve as the first Branch President of the Batavia Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the dark years of World War II.
They began their family in New York, caring for Naomi, (Robert Sumsion), whom they grew to love and accepted as their very own. Soon after Naomi's arrival, David W., (Bonnie) arrived in their home and on March 15, 1945, William O., deceased, (Danelle) was born to this special union.
Upon their arrival in Utah, they settled in Washington for a short time where their marriage was sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple. During the next few years Dan Scott, (Anne), Mark Kimball, (Sharon), Julia Ann, (David Lawson), and Lisa Michele, (deceased), joined the family.
Bill built a beautiful home for his family in Murray, where they lived for nearly fifty years. In Murray, Bill served in many church callings, including the Bishop of the Murray 5th Ward.
Bill worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1945 until his retirement, traveling on sales/engineering assignments to major industries and public utilities throughout the intermountain west.
After retirement Bill and Gen were called to serve as directors of the Nauvoo Visitors' Center. This mission assignment became the highlight of their retirement life.
Bill dearly loved his 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He loved the towering mountains surrounding the Salt Lake Valley, spending most Saturdays in the winter months with his family at nearby ski resorts.
Bill was industrious and taught his family thrift and the value of hard work by his sterling example. He was anxious for all of his posterity to succeed in all things temporal and spiritual and exulted in their achievements. He will be long remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Park LDS Ward, 5600 So. 435 East. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State St. and Tuesday at the church one hour prior to service. Interment Elysian Burial Gardens.
Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: November 19, 2000
Genevieve Brevoort Adams (1915 - 2002)*
Lisa Michele Adams (1954 - 1955)*
Elysian Burial Gardens
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Anne
Originally Created by: Blaine & Elaine Berger
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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