June 27, 1928 ~ June 5, 2019
Laurel Helen Spaulding Adams passed away gently and peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She had initially graced this world on June 27, 1928, as the first child born to Lloyd Spaulding and Grace Bass Spaulding in Riverdale, Utah. While earning her diploma at Weber High School, in Ogden, she met an exasperating boy named Jack Adams, whom she eventually learned to love and finally married on November 19, 1946. Laurel and Jack were blessed with five children who helped them learn challenging lessons about patience, forgiveness, and unselfish love. Laurel was a devoted mother and wife, whose love expanded to include being aunt and then grandmother to a large and motley family.
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and blessed many people through her discipleship, hard work, and love. Laurel and Jack served as missionaries in the LDS Genealogy program. Following their mission, they then continued on in the "name extraction" program for 25 years. Laurel will also be remembered at the Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden for over 20 years of dedicated volunteer work.
Laurel used her gift of knitting as one way to cope with life's stresses, then joyfully donated numerous afghans and other creations to bless children, grandchildren, disabled veterans, and the new mothers in her home Ward. Laurel and Jack purchased a motorhome following his retirement, and they enjoyed touring much of the U.S.A. They gifted three generations with memories of adventures in the motorhome with Grandma and Grandpa.
Laurel and Jack were temporarily separated by his death in January of 2014, but she continued to live a full and active life with family and friends until the Lord finally called her Home. Laurel is survived by her sister, Eldrie (and MC) O'Bryant, California; and by her sons, Alan Adams, Florida; Scot and Debbie Adams, California; and Paul and Anita Adams, Minnesota. She is the only person who could ever keep track of the extended family she loved, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and informally?adopted family-all of whom she gladly embraced and cherished.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her only brother, Mack. She lost her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen (and Quinn) Guymon; her daughter-in-law, Linda Adams; and grieved the death of her infant son, Dale Von.
A celebration of Laurel's life will be held on Saturday, June 15th at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th St. in Ogden, Utah, family prayer service is at 1:00 p.m., with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Ogden City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Hill Aerospace Museum, or to Aspen Ridge Hospice.
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