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Charlene Lowe Adams, 85 of Syracuse, Utah passed away on December 2, 2022, of complications from having a stroke in 2020, and the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Charlene was surrounded at home by her family.
Charlene was born in her home in Franklin, Idaho on July 18, 1937, to Acel Lavon Lowe and Ramona Chaste Richards. She was blessed to have 4 brothers, and 2 sisters while growing up in Pocatello, Idaho. Charlene loved her older brothers and often said "I wouldn't have survived without my brothers!" She and her 2 sisters admired and looked up to them as their Father Figure.
After Graduating from Pocatello High School, she attended Brigham Young University while living in Ogden with her Uncle Gene and Aunt Barbara Richards. She treasured the time spent with them and all her cousins. While living there she met the Love of her Life, Ardell Adams. She agreed to go to the movies with him on a Sunday evening, ONLY IF he attended church with her in the morning. Ardell agreed and that started their eternal companionship. She always put her Faith in the Savior before everything. She convinced Ardell to serve a mission and she promised she would wait for him. She waited and they were sealed in the Logan Temple on July 22, 1960.
They started their marriage living in the Kaysville-Layton area and both worked at HAFB. Charlene worked in many secretarial positions and was administrative assistant to the Inspector General of the Base when she retired in 1988. After retiring she spent many hours at the computer preserving pictures, and memories of her family. She has left over 50 large Photo albums that show the amazing life she lived, and the family she loved with all her heart. She has written and left an amazing collection of poetry, and her personal history for her family to treasure.
After their 1st son David was born in 1961, they moved to Oakland, California for a job opportunity. Their 2nd son, Michael was born while living there. After 3 years they came back home to Layton, Utah. They built their first home on Love Lane. Her family was blessed to live next door to Ardell's mother while raising their 5 children.
During these years, Charlene had many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an avid reader and talented teacher who was known for her outstanding visual aids, and beautiful writings to express her testimony of the Gospel. One activity that she truly loved was writing and directing Stake Road Shows for the youth. Charlene was a talented poetry writer. She would write special poems for lessons, talks, and many life activities. She comforted many friends and family with poetry written for special occasions in their lives. Charlene was a dedicated companion to Ardell while he held various callings in the church.
In November of 1979, Charlene's life was changed by losing her son, David in an industrial accident. During this trying time of life, her faith never faltered, and she always bore testimony of the Plan of Salvation. She has always been an example of a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.
The greatest Joys of her later years were her grandchildren. She took every opportunity to babysit, watch their sports games, recitals, and school activities, Her and Ardell made many trips out of state to visit their grandchildren. She never missed a special occasion for any of her grandchildren.
One of Charlene and Ardell's favorite memories was spending 10 sacred days in Jerusalem, The Holy City.
They served as hosts at the LDS Conference Center, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. During these 3 years she gained a strong desire and the courage to leave her grandchildren to serve a full-time mission. The Lord called them back to serve in the California, Oakland Mission where they had spent their early married years. Charlene and Ardell served as a senior couple where she was the secretary to the mission president.
After serving that full time mission Charlene accepted a call to serve as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Utah Temple. When Ardell was called to be a Temple Sealer they served together as Shift Coordinators for the Sealing Office. Charlene loved serving in the temple and missed it dearly when her health prevented her to be there. She has a strong testimony of the work that is done in God's Temples.
Charlene was preceded in death by her 4 brothers, Jay (Pauline) Lowe, Gary (Ruth) Lowe, Acel (Maria) Lowe, Mont (Dell) Lowe; 1 sister, Mona Morton; her mother and father; and her son, David L. Adams.
Charlene is survived by her Eternal Companion of 62 years, Ardell Adams; her children, Michael Dale (Amy) Adams, Mark Jay Adams, Angela Adams Mendoza, Matthew Scot (Rachael) Adams. She also is survived by her beautiful "baby sister", Leanne Semenza; and a cherished sister-in-law, Pauline (Jay) Lowe.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, who she loves with all her heart.
The Family wishes to thank her physician of many years Dr. Johnnie Cook, and the nurses, and aids from SYMBII Hospice, especially Michelle SW, Melissa RN, and Janice CNA who gave such loving care to Charlene and her family for the last 3 weeks. They are an amazing group of people.
Special thanks to our neighbors, Dave and Peggy Ornelas, and Dexter and Kaylee Snyder who have given Christlike service to Charlene's family over many years.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84075. Friends and family may attend a viewing on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and Saturday morning just from 9:30-10:30am at the Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary.
Interment will be held in the Syracuse City Cemetery.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the service by scrolling to the bottom of Charlene’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com Condolences may also be shared on Lindquist Mortuary’s website.
Friday, December 9, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:30 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Starts at 12:15pm (Mountain time)
Syracuse City Cemetery
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