John Vernon Adams


John V. Adams – 2 May 1903

LAYTON – John Vernon Adams, 85, of 796 N. Fairfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1988 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden of heart failure.

He was born May 2, 1903 in Layton, a son of Elias P. and Hannah Fanning Adams.

He married Dorothy Harris Dec. 15, 1937 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He lived in Layton all his life and attended the Nalder School, Layton Elementary and Davis High School.

He farmed 500 acres of dry and irrigated land in Layton, and raised cattle and sheep. He was an avid sportsman and hunter and an outstanding marksman.

He was awarded a recognition plaque from the Davis County Farm Bureau in 1987 for his outstanding contributions to agriculture.

He had been active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was president of the Layton Kiwanis Club. He was an officer and director of the Kayscreek Irrigation Company since the early 1920’s.

He was a member of the Layton 22nd LDS Ward, had served as Elders Quorum president and as High Priest group leader. He had been a home teacher for over 50 years and devoted many years in scout service with the Lake Bonneville Council.

Surviving are his wife of Layton; one son and four daughters, John Michael Adams and Mrs. Jim A. (Mary Ann) Bundy, both of Layton; Mrs. Tom A, (Nancy) Hayes, Uintah; Mrs. Ned S. (Jan) Nelson of Smithfield; Julie Terry, Salt Lake City; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Monday at noon at the Layton East Stake Center, 1015 N. Emerald Dr. (corner of 1000 N. and 1600 E.), with Bishop Kim D. Henderson of the Layton 22nd Ward officiating.

Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. At Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1074 N. Fairfield Road, and on Monday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. At the church.

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.

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