Elva Wright Adams, 93, passed away on July 4, 2018. Elva was born on Christmas day 1924. She was truly a gift to all who knew her. Her parents, Caroline Burke Wright and Alma “Tam” Wright, raised her in Hurricane, Utah. Elva was the youngest of nine children. She attended Hurricane High School where she was an excellent student. She played the piano, bell harp and cello throughout high school. She was the Homecoming Queen and Peach Days Queen.
During World War II she worked in defense plants and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. When the war ended she met Brant Keat Adams. They were married on April 4, 1946. They made their home in Washington, Utah, where they raised their eight children. For 62 years she called him Sweetheart and he called her Mama.
Elva and Brant had a second home in Cedar City. (The home now known as The Iron Gate Inn). She made many friends in the neighborhood and the LDS 14th ward, where she shared her musical talents.
Elva was a true lady, always taking pride in her appearance. Her motto was, “No matter how you feel, you get up, fix up and show up.” With her golden blonde hair and clear blue eyes she accomplished just that. Elva truly enjoyed life and saw and experienced a lot in her 93 years. She also endured many medical pains with courage and grace. Elva never complained. She saw the good in everyone and everything.
Elva is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and siblings, her son Brant Kelly Adams, grandchildren Clint Adams and Kassie Pectol Lee, and great grandchildren Holden Buh, Carter Brooks McNabb, Jerym Lee and Wyatt Brant Jolley.
May Elva’s kindness, grace and beauty live on through her children: Randy Adams (June) Las Vegas, NV; Vicky Wiley (Don) Washington, UT; Jack Adams (Donna) Antimony, UT; Kelly Adams (Wendy) St. George, UT; Peggy Pectol (Kelle) Washington UT; Lori Black Washington, UT; Carolyn Carter (David) Cedar City, UT; Trisha Jolley (Scott) Washington, UT; her 34 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at the Washington, Utah 7th Ward chapel. Funeral services were under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary. For a full obituary, please visit www.spilsburymortuary.com