Kenneth Adair "KennyBear" Today I lost my best friend and soulmate. Kenneth Charles Adair, 43, of Murray, Utah was called home unrepentantly to be with our Father in Heaven on December 1, 2010.Kennybear was a devoted husband and father. He loved diving in Connecticut, taking long driving trips, loved hanging out with his fire department family in Ledyard, Connecticut. He absolutely loved fishing, spending time with his wife and daughter and he had a strong love for our Lord and Savior. Ken was born August 24, 1967 in New London, Connecticut. He served as a Ranger in the US Army from 1985-1996. He had also served as a volunteer firefighter and medical response technician in Ledyard, Connecticut. He loved that experience. His calling in life was to serve others. On June 21, 2010, he married his life-long love, Audrey, at a beautiful ceremony in Las Vegas exactly 20 years from the date they first met. In July, Ken became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Audrey and Ken were making plans to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity on their one year anniversary. Ken was a dedicated employee at Sephora Warehouse where he had been working for the past three months. He will be missed there. Kenny is survived by his wife and forever love, Audrey Berline Adair, and their daughter, Bailey-Kay Berline Curley-Adair; both of Murray, UT. He is also survived by his two step-sons, Zachary Harney and Tyler Harney of Butte, MT. Other survivors are his parents, Allen and Nancy Gagnier of Murray, UT; father and mother-in-law, John and Lynda Zabawa of Taylorsville, UT; brother, John Gagnier of Murray; sister, Judy Williams (Scott Kiter) of Salt Lake City; sister, Cristy Canova (Mike) of Norwich, CT; Allen (Brenda) Gagnier of Groton, CT; and beloved grandparents, Charles and Mildred Stanton of Waterford, CT. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as numerous good friends. Our Kenny will be sorely missed by many and we will always carry with us the troubling question of why for a very long time. "I could have missed the pain, but I'd have to miss the dance."~Garth Brooks Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside 2nd Ward located at 500 W. Germania Avenue, with a special Firefighter/Military Honors burial at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, on Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. and also at the church prior to the service on Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. where you may pay your respects. Online condolences may be shared at

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Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mid Valley
4760 S State St  Murray, UT 84107

Published in Deseret News on Dec. 5, 2010