On December 18, 2023 the amazing life of Jack Duane Adams came to an end as the result of complications of a broken hip suffered in October. Jack passed quietly in his sleep at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was born in Kanab, Utah in the summer of 1930 as the eldest of 3 children to Marve F. and Thelma Adams, where he attended school, then went to Dixie College until he was drafted and sent to Japan where he served as a supply specialist during the Korean War and learned substantial Japanese. Upon returning he married Marilyn Tait of Mt. Carmel in the St. George temple then finished college at BYU and later dental school at Loyola University in Chicago. Jack moved his family to Chatsworth, Calif, where they raised their 3 children and he practiced dentistry for 23 years until medical issues forced him to leave that field after which he became a general contractor building and remodeling commercial and residential units in Calif and Utah. Jack once learned of a home that was going to be demolished to enable freeway construction and supervised its move, remodeling and sale as part of a church fundraising project which raised $75K in 1974, no small sum for the time. He became a private pilot eventually licensed to operate multi-engine aircraft. Jack was a devoted church member and had many callings; he and Marilyn served a mission for the LDS church in SLC and he eventually became a regional communications director for the church in SoCal. Jack loved to cruise and sailed around the globe three times visiting 52 countries and he enjoyed going to Alaska to fish for salmon. He was always driven and accomplished impressive achievements in life, while having significant impact on the world and people around him. He will be missed by many. Funeral services will be held at Mosdell Mortuary Wed, Dec 27, 2023 at 1:00, with interment in the Kanab Cemetery after.
Jack is the last of his siblings to pass and is survived by his 3 children; Marve Adams, Heather Horner, Kristen Westover and their respective families.
You are invited to listen to the Funeral through the link below: