Barbara <I>Hope</I> Adams

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Barbara Hope Adams

  • Birth 13 Nov 1926 Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Death 28 Feb 2008 Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Block 4 Lot 26
  • Memorial ID 53092842

Barbara E Hope was born November 13, 1926, in Provo to Carlton Burns and Rosalettie Evans Hope. She attended Measer Elementary, Farrer Jr. High, and Central High Schools in Provo.

In grade school she fell straddled on the monkey bars, breaking her pelvis and spent weeks in a full upper body cast. She was told she would never have children.

Barbara met her future husband while on a double date with her friend, but Shelby R. Adams was her friend's date. They ran into each other again while Shelby was riding his bicycle in Provo, where he asked her to be his date the next time. The two were married on February 11, 1946 at her parent's home in Provo, Utah.

Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple after their first child was born.

The first home they owned consisted of 4 walls and a dirt floor on a 1/4 acre lot that Shelby's parents gave them as a wedding gift. Shelby put on a roof then added three more rooms, doing all the plumbing and carpentry work himself.

They moved several times within Utah County but lived mostly in Provo.

She was Shelby's secretary, office manager, errand person, parts deliverer, and basically his right hand in his plumbing business.

Barbara became the mother of twelve children, 7 daughters and 5 sons. She spent many long hours working on genealogy, which she loved.

Barbara was very active in the LDS church, accepting any calling that was asked of her and loved working with the children in Primary and Sunday School. She especially enjoyed the time she spent as Den Mother with the Cub Scouts.

Barbara Hope Adams, 81, passed away peacefully February 28, 2008 at the Trinity Mission Rehab Center in Provo, Utah at the age of 81, after struggling with diabetes, numerous minor heart attacks and strokes.

Barbara is survived by 10 of her children.
She also had 52 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her eternal companion, Shelby, two sons, Randy and Nathan, her parents, brothers George Hope and Richard Elmo Hope and sisters Mary Faith Mitchell, Bertha Alva Tribble and Ruth Hope.

*The foregoing information is excerpts from her obituary published in the Daily Herald.

"Goodbye For Now - Love, Barbara

I don't really want to leave you,
You've all been loads of fun.
Time truly flies at the end,
And now I need to run.

There's others I haven't seen for a while,
Although I wished I had.
My grandparents, siblings and husband,
My two sons and mom and dad.

Relations galore I will find there,
Ancestors I've not known;
People of my family,
They are all my very own.

I'll miss you while I'm gone,
Keep an eye out from time to time;
We'll wait for you to join us,
And take your hands again in mine.

Don't be sorry too long, I'm happy!
I've left my frail body behind;
It's been a very full life I've finished,
I need now to join others in kind.

So I say good-bye for only now,
And begin reunion with my others;
Until that great day, when we will be
All of us sisters and brothers."

Poem written by Janalou

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  • Added: 31 May 2010
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