Wayne George Adams (1930-2014)

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Wayne George Adams
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Born: 13 Oct 1930 Layton, Utah
Died: 27 Apr 2014 Orem, Utah
Father: Waynard Haze Adams
Mother: Ida Larena Ross
Siblings: Wayne George Adams
Shirley Adams
Carol Adams
Dale Adams
Reed Adams
Kenneth Adams
Spouse: Tonia May Robison
Married: 11 Aug 1967 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Dennis George Adams
John Byron Adams
Spouse: Sharlene Best
Married: 12 Sep 1987


Utah Valley Mortuary, Friday, May 2, 2014:

Wayne George Adams

Wayne George Adams, 83, passed away after a valiant battle with brain cancer Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was born to Waynard Haze Adams and Ida Larena Ross Adams in Layton, Utah. Wayne attended elementary school in Clinton and Clearfield, graduated from Davis High School and LDS Seminary May 15, 1949, and attended Weber College night school.

Wayne served in the Army 35th Field Artillery Battalion in Inchon, Korea, supporting the infantry dug in on the D.M.Z. line, the section called the “Iron Triangle.” He then transferred out of Korea to Japan, while there he underwent amphibious training. He was discharged from active duty on May 1, 1953, out of Camp Stoneman, California.

He married Tonia Robinson of Fillmore, Utah and together they had two sons, Dennis (Karen) Adams and John Adams. Tonia later passed away. He worked for Tooele Army Depot at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah as a painter and retired after 37 years of service. In November 1986 he met and Sharlene Best Williams, his sweetheart, and married September 12, 1987. They moved to an apartment in Provo for a year then bought their home in Orem where they lived for the next 24 years.

Wayne was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a stake missionary, assistant Explorer Scout instructor, Home Teacher, Elders Quorum Temple coordinator, Cub Scout committeeman, and High Priests Quorum Secretary. He was a quiet man, but he had a strong testimony of the Church. He spent a lot of time reading the scriptures and church books.

Wayne loved to travel, but even a drive up Provo Canyon to Bridal Veil Falls was fun for him. In 2004 he visited North Carolina, when Elizabeth and Marlow Bennett were on their LDS mission and enjoyed trips to Massachusetts, the Cape, and New Hampshire with Elizabeth and Marlow Bennett in 2007. He and Sharlene went on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera in 2009, to the Red Wood Forest in California in the spring of 2010. This was a fun and laid back vacation where they traveled the Forest areas of the coast, the vineyards and small city areas for 2 weeks. He and Sharlene took the trip of a lifetime April 2012 to the Holy Land with two of Sharlene’s brothers and their wives. It was 2 wonderful weeks of new food, traveling most of the day and 4 days in the Holy City area. A dream trip in the Holy Land with family and many new friends from the travel group. Wayne also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and gardening. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Wayne is survived by his wife Sharlene; his sons, Dennis (Karen) Adams and John Adams; step-sons, Daren J. (Kimberly) Williams and Sean Devin Williams; two sisters and three brothers; Shirley (William) Slaughter, Carol (Robert) Smulling, Dale (Dixie) Adams, Reed (Linda) Adams and Kenneth (Belinda) Adams.

Sharlene and the family would like to thank I Care Home Health and Hospice for their special care, also a special thanks to Burt, Sherree, Jaden, Karen, Yancy and Ryan for their loving care.

Funeral Services for Wayne will be held Saturday, May 3rd, at 11:00 am, at Timpview 2nd Ward, 950 West 1240 North, Orem, Utah, where Visitations will be held Friday, May 2nd, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and prior to services on Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. Interment in Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem, Utah.

Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary.


  • Millard County Chronicle/Progress, vol. 92, July 25, 2002, Obituary: Robison, Mary Clarissa (Clara)
  • Millard County Chronicle/Progress, vol. 92, no. 6, 15 Aug 2002, Obituary: Adams, Tonia May Robison