Keith Floyd Adams, a 90-year-old Blackfoot resident, died at his home on Saturday, March 26, 2011, following an illness.
He was born May 7, 1920, in American Fork, Utah, the son of Byron L and Nora V. Adamson Adams. He attended schools in Springfield, Grandview and Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He married Melba Bartlett on Nov. 23, 1946, in Pocatello. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2007.
Between his military career and his sales jobs, Keith lived in various places including Seatle,Wash.; Lewiston; San Francisco, Calif.; a couple of times, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.He came back to Blackfoot for good in 1984.
He had worked for Bingham Sales, Mountain States Implement, Boeing, and ultimately for Western Union for 25 years.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served in about every capacity. He was also a member of the VFW and started the chapter in Blackfoot where he also served as its first commander. He was also very involved in the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center and was a Senior of Blackfoot golfer, (S.O.B.)
He loved to golf and was proud of making a hole-in-one four different times in his life. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling.
He is survived by a son and daughter, Craig (Phyllis) Adams, Spokane, Wash.; and Karen Gunter of Sunnyvale, Calif.; six grandchildren, Rob and Tom Gunter, Heather, Samantha, Matthew and Seth Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Piper and Grayson.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Harry, Ray, Don, Gene and Wendell.
Funeral services are being delayed at Keith’s request until Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Groveland LDS Church. The family will meet with friends from 6-8 at the Hawker Funeral Home on Friday, April 8, and Saturday at the church for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Groveland Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Stewart Hoover Post #23 of the American Legion.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center.
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