DONALD ADAMS Donald Lee Adams, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. He was born April 1, 1925, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, to John Jewett and Florence Ethel Burt Adams. Aug. 11, 1948, he married Lois Jean Brady in Vernal, Utah. Donald grew up in Ohio until the family moved to Texas when he was a young man. From 1942-1944, he served in the civil service in England. Upon his return, he entered the U.S. Navy
during World War II
, serving on Saipan in the Pacific. With a visit to his brother in Vernal, Utah, he met Lois. He worked in Texas and South America for a few years, then came back to Vernal to marry his sweetheart. After chasing work around the west for 15 years, they settled in Las Vegas in 1964. He became a successful business man, owning Overhead Door Company of Las Vegas, and later A and B Construction Corporation, an underground utilities company. He will be remembered as a maverick, tough, rugged and concerned for his family. He loved working with his sons, ranching, hunting and in the construction business. Don was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Wesley and Terryl; and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lois; one son, Jeff (Donna) of Las Vegas; two daughters-in-law, Liz Adams of Logandale and Diana Adams of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward (Robbie) of Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Meadows 4th Ward Chapel, 3200 Mustang (Cheyenne and Torrey Pines), Las Vegas. Visitation will be from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Arrangements made under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary, 702-398-3600.