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In Memory

Reed Adams

Reed Adams

Thanks to Bob Dunoskovic for passing this information along about Reed Adams who died December 26, 2023.

Obituary for Reed W Adams

After a valiant three-year battle with stage four pancreatic cancer, Reed Webb Adams passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He will be missed by all who have been blessed by his fun-loving personality, helpful demeanor, and adventurous spirit.

Reed was born on July 29, 1952 to Frank and Ila Adams in Lehi, Utah. He grew up in Holladay Utah, went to Skyline High, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Guatemala, El Salvador area. He attended the University of Utah. He owned his bicycle shop, Adams Schwinn, for 25 years. Later, while working for Investools, he traveled the world and took every chance to explore interesting sites and hikes. He then thoroughly enjoyed his favorite pastimes in retirement.

Reed loved his country and his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and boldly lived his testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He held many callings and loved them all from scout master to bishop to primary teacher (his favorite). He loved working with wood, making cotton candy for family and friends, capturing nature’s beauty through photography, and always had a song for every occasion. Reed loved hiking up Battle Creek Falls as many times a week as possible and leading tours through Timpanogos Cave as a weekly volunteer. He loved solitude in nature and adventuring with his wife Joan. They would often be found kayaking, jeeping, fishing, and exploring together with consistent captions on Facebook saying, “Wish You Were Here.”

Reed, we wish YOU were here.

Reed is survived by his wife Joan Tadje Adams and their children, Nicole Bryson (Jonathan), Christine Holmberg (Jared), Cari Winn (Jess), Brian Adams (Kara), Scott Adams (Zoē), and 12 grandchildren. He is survived by siblings Frank Adams (Lee - deceased), Karen Faggioli (Vincent - deceased), Ellen Adams-Roberts, Ralph Adams (KC), and Glenn Adams (Myra).

He is preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Annie Ila Adams, and siblings Saralin Adams, Alene Cooper, Kent Adams.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1106 E 200 S, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062. Family and friends are invited to gather and share memories before the service from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM or at the church the evening prior on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. If sending flowers, they may be sent directly to the church (to be delivered after 4:30 PM Friday). Donations made in Reed’s memory to Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation are appreciated.

Interment will be at Lehi City Cemetery after the memorial service at 1100 North 400 East, Lehi, Utah 84043.

Cemetery Details

Lehi City Cemetery


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01/10/24 09:45 AM #1    

Hal Morris

Heart breaking news.  I've known Joan and Reed since they were newlyweds and we lived in the same appartment complex in Sugarhouse.  We kept track of each other over the decades, meetiong together and visiting as familys do.  I recently looked up Reed on Facebiook and he said he was "retired and living the good life".  Yes he definately had a good life.  

01/11/24 10:07 AM #2    

John Muir

I didn't know Reed, but reading his obituary is very inspiring.  He apparently lived a very full and joyful life of family and service.  A model for us all.....

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