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George Thomas Adams

  • Birth 26 Aug 1923 Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 2011 Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 69110943

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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  • Created by: Annie
  • Added: 29 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69110943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Thomas Adams (26 Aug 1923–27 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69110943, citing Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie (contributor 47282339) .