Kyle Ray Adams
Died: Wednesday Jan-24-2018
Funeral: Tuesday Jan-30-2018
Morrison Funeral Home
188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Burley – Kyle Ray Adams, an 80 year old resident of Burley, Idaho, passed away January 24, 2018, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Kyle was born on March 7, 1937 – as he liked to say, “3-7-3-7" – in Burley, Idaho, to Orvil Byron and Merna Claire Richins Adams. He grew up in Oakley and worked hard on the family farm. In high school he played football, basketball and was vice president of the student body. After graduating from Oakley High School in 1955, Kyle attended Brigham Young University where he was active in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (“ROTC”). He joined the United States Army Reserves where he worked in the office as a clerk/typist. During his service he was awarded a medal as an expert rifle marksman. After college he returned home where he took over the family farm and spent his life doing what he loved most: farming, ranching and working with cattle.
He married his high school sweetheart, Laurell Martin, on June 10, 1960 in the Logan LDS Temple. Kyle and Laurell were happily married for fifty-seven years. They raised five children and taught them the importance of hard work and the value of education. Kyle was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in various capacities. He also served on the Oakley Vigilante Board for several years.
After retiring, Kyle and Laurell moved to Burley where he enjoyed the beautiful view of the Snake River from his home. Another favorite activity was attending and supporting their grandchildren at various sport, music and dance events. Traveling adventures took them to Argentina, Africa, England, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Panama Canal. Kyle enjoyed going four-wheeling with his good friends, children and grandchildren. He loved fishing with whomever he could get in his boat; he had a running competition with his sons and grandsons to see who could catch the biggest fish. Whenever family was around there was a Pinochle game at the dining room table, usually with Kyle holding the winning hand.
He is survived by his wife, Laurell; his children, Lauri (Jay) Heward and Martin Adams, of Burley, Rick (Trelesa) Adams of Herriman, Utah, Julie Adams (George) DeFord of Nampa, Idaho, and Clay (Janene) Adams of Draper, Utah; his brother, Larry B. (Maxine) Adams of Burley, and sister, Janice (Larry) Hansen of St. George, Utah. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Britton John Adams.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Unity First Ward located at 275 South 250 East Burley, Idaho. Internment will be at the Marion Cemetery, Oakley, Idaho, with military rites.
A visitation will be held at the Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Highway 24, Rupert, for friends and family from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018, and at the church on Tuesday, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. preceding the funeral service.
The family expresses their thanks to the doctors and nurses of St. Luke’s Oncology, Twin Falls, Harrison Hope Hospice and Morrison Funeral Home, for their sincere and professional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oakley Historical Museum or the Oakley Valley Arts Council. Condolences may be shared at morrisonpayne.com
Condolences for Kyle Ray Adams
From: Todd Smith
I have many great thoughts and memories of Kyle. I can hear him say my name with that warm smile. He always left me feeling good…. we pray that you all my have comfort at this time….. love you guys…
From: Lynn and Paula Watterson
We rented a little house in Oakley from Kyle when we were first married. Now we live across the road from Lauri. It is easy to see where Lauri gets her kindness from. Kyle will be greatly missed.
From: Grover and Carol Loughmiller
To the Adams Family –
We are thinking of you with love at this time and wishing you comfort and peace.
Love from Grover and Carol Loughmiller
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