|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2008|
Joseph Quintin Adair, age 88, our loving father and grandfather, returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 10, 2008 at his home, surrounded by his family. He resided at 1213 South Orchard Drive (300 East) in Bountiful, Utah at the time of his death.
He was born September 26, 1920 in Panguitch, Utah to Joseph and Marie Henrie Adair, the oldest of eight children. A World War II Veteran, he served in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific with the 316 Bombardment Wing. He then attended Utah State University where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently his professional engineer's license. He married Marjorie Patricia Anderson on November 15, 1947 in SLC; later sealed in the Logan Temple and together they raised eight children.
His career with the Utah Department of Transportation spanned 36 years serving in Logan, Kanab, Salina, and Mount Pleasant and as District 4 Engineer in Price, Utah, where he designed and supervised the construction of I-70, US 6, all access roads to Lake Powell and many other highways. His SR 276 Potash Road won Parade Magazine's most scenic highway opened in the U.S. in 1966. He received awards for Eagle Canyon, White Canyon, Colorado, and Dirty Devil Bridges. He served as District 2 Engineer in Salt Lake City where he supervised the design and construction of I-215 and I-80. He retired in 1986 as Chief of Roadway Design for the State of Utah.
He enjoyed white-water rafting, gardening, exploring the southern Utah desert, traveling the world with his wife, skiing, hunting and many camping activities with his family. As an Eagle Scout and leader, he took many young men on high-adventure outings. He served in various capacities in the LDS Church including, High Council, Bishop of the Carbonville Ward and the last 11 years in the Bountiful Temple.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie; two brothers, Ellis and Ronald; and sisters, Betty Lou and Lucille. He is survived by sister, Wanda Miller; brothers Carroll and Kenneth; his eight children Lou Ann, Bountiful, Gay (Kirtly) Nordfelt, Las Vegas, Quintin (Kathy), Bluffdale, Laine (Rena), Spring Glen, Lori Lee (Matt) Heslop, North Ogden, Robin (Laurie), Las Vegas, Leonard (Carolyn), Heber City, John (Judy), Nephi; 33 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and his special friend, Charlotte Beck and her family. Of all his accomplishments, he was the most proud of his family.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 39th Ward Chapel, 1500 South 600 East. Friends and family may call on Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East and on Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Church prior to the services.
Interment-Lakeview Memorial Estates Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful.
Published in the Deseret News from 12/12/2008 - 12/14/2008.
Marjorie Patricia Anderson Adair (1925 - 1996)*
Lakeview Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
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