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Lenna Adams of Lander

Submitted by rebecca on December 4, 2013 – 4:56 pmNo Comment

Lenna Adams, of Lander, died in Lander on November 28, 2013. She was born in Utah on May 25, 1927. Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home, Lander, Wyoming. The Funeral Service will be Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home, Lander, Wyoming.
Lenna Rayown Shaw Adams was born May 25, 1927 to Joseph and Lenora Shaw at their home in Vermillion, Utah. She had 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Later they moved to Aurora, Utah where she grew up. She had to milk cows, heard sheep, and work on the farm. She hated to work in the beet field worst of all. She attended school in Siguard, Aurora, and Salina, Utah.
She married Arrel Jackson Adams from Scipio, Utah on October 8, 1943. They had six children Jeanette James, A.J. (Vickie) Adams both from Lander, Wyoming. DeAnn (Craig) Adams Haines from Rupert, ID. Lenora, Joan, Joann all deceased. They lived in Orem, UT. They built their home on the Sandhill Road, living there for 14 years. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in February of 1958 and had their two children sealed to them.
Red spent two years in the U.S. Navy then worked for U.S. Steel at the Ironton Plant in Provo and was later transferred to the Atlantic City Ore mine in 1962. They bought their home at 834 South 7th Street in Lander in 1962. She lived there until her death.
She held many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Primary, M.I.A., Sunday School, and Relief Society. She worked in the school lunch program in Utah for 7 years, and then in Lander at the South Side Grade School for 24 years. She retired in 1989. She loved to do hand work and made beautiful quilts for each of her children, and grand-children. She has done a lot of volunteer work at nursing home and hospital. She also loved to travel, hunt, fish, play golf, and get together with friends and play games on cold winter nights. She started the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) program in Lander in 1992. Since 1993 she has belonged to a group of quilt making ladies. She loved everyone.
She married Donald Lawson in 1999. He had four children Beverly, Nancy, Kathleen, and Jack. They made their home in Lander and Scipio, UT until he passed away in 2001.
She had four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
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