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Alvin Myron Adams

January 16, 1930 — March 10, 2023

Alvin Myron Adams passed away on March 10, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah, age 93. Myron was born January 16, 1930, during the great depression, in Hillsboro, Oregon. He is the second son of Victor C. and Vilma D. Adams.

In 1931 Myron’s family moved to a rural area near Honey Creek, Nebraska, where he attended school until 1938.   The family then moved to Huntsville, Utah, until 1943 before moving to Centerville, Utah.  In Centerville, he was introduced to the Boy Scouts.   He always said, “his greatest achievement in life was earning his Eagle Scout award”.  Myron graduated from Davis High School in 1947.  He said, “he never made the honor roll, but came close”.  At Davis he earned two letters.  One as the state champion wrestler, and the other as state champion small arms, .22 caliber rifle marksman.  While still in high school he started serving a 4 year indentured apprenticeship in the masonry trade.

In 1948, at age 18, he joined the Army. After basic training at Fort Ord, California he was transferred to White Sands proving grounds near Los Cruzes, New Mexico. Here he learned the flying missile business. After this tour of duty, he was released back into active reserves. In a month he was re-ordered again to active duty and served his remaining time with the Atomic Energy Commission at Eniwetok, Marshal Island. A year later, he received his honorable discharge.

He married Beverly Close and had four children. This marriage ended in divorce in 1969. In 1972, Myron married Ruth Marie Rodda. Marie brought one daughter into the marriage. Myron’s greatest joy was when he adopted Donna.

Myron had many hobbies. Besides loving his work as a Master Mason, and builder, he was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing (especially with fly rods), tying flies, and building bows and arrows. He had taken many deer with his homemade bows. One buck deer is still in the record book. When he wasn’t hunting, he was doing oil paintings and wood carving. Myron really enjoyed being a Boy Scout Master for about 8 years. He joined the Bountiful City Jeep Posse (an all-volunteer world’s first jeep posse search and rescue club) in 1963 and was an active member until his death.

Myron contracted and built many fine homes, as well as worked as a supervisor on school houses and other large commercial buildings. In his later years, he worked 20 plus years as a civil engineer at Hill Air Force base retiring in 1992.

Myron is survived by his wife Marie; daughters, Lauri Patel (Ghulam), Connie Hinerman (Craig), Donna Perry (Mike); sons, Guy Adams (Marci) and Val Adams (Aimee); 1 sister Linda Esplin (Roe), 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Victor (Hank), David, Danny Joe, and Allan, grandson Benson Adams, and great-grandson Ibrahim.

A viewing will be held at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful, Utah, where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., followed by interment at Centerville Cemetery. 

Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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