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George Thomas Adams
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1923
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2011
Nephi
Juab County
Utah, USA

George Thomas (Tom) Adams, husband, father, grandfather, educator, coach, and longtime resident of Orem, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Nephi, Utah, of natural causes. He was born in Logan, Utah, on August 26, 1923, to George Thomas Adams and Viola Harrison. He married Wilma Jones October 7, 1948, for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Tom graduated from Provo High in 1941 and from Brigham Young University in 1952 with a degree in Elementary Education. He served in the Coast Guard for three years where he was stationed in Kauai, Hawaii during World War II. His teaching career began in Kamas, Utah, where he taught for two years. In 1955, he transferred to Alpine School District where he taught 5th and 6th grade for 31 years at Lindon Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, and Sharon Elementary. He worked 35 summers for the U.S. Forest Service and was a fire dispatcher for the last 20 of those years. In addition, Tom was busy as a coach in the Orem City baseball program, and in the L.D.S. Church basketball program. He believed that everyone should play who practiced. In retirement, he was a member of the Senior Kiwanis Club of Orem. He helped start Key Clubs in junior high and high schools. Tom was also active in the L.D.S. church, serving in many positions throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jones Adams, and sons, Bob (Debbie), Jerry, and Lynn (Sylvia). His second son, Ron (Kris), died Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Tom has 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Other family members preceding him in death are his parents and sisters, Carma Mangum and Carol Mensel. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, May 4th, at the Sundberg Olpin Mortuary at 495 South State Street, Orem, Utah. The viewing will be from 10-11:45 a.m. and the funeral at 12:00, noon. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery following the funeral. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Thomas Adams (1901 - 1971)
  Viola Harrison Adams (1900 - 1990)
 
 Sibling:
  George Thomas Adams (1923 - 2011)
  Carma Adams Mangum (1925 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Orem City Cemetery
Orem
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Annie
Record added: Apr 29, 2011
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George Thomas Adams
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George Thomas Adams
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Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: May. 5, 2011

- Annie
 Added: Apr. 29, 2011
 
 
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