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Adam Matthew Paxton Hall


1987 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Adam Matthew Paxton Hall Obituary
1987 ~ 2014
Adam Matthew Paxton Hall "Broadway", age 26, died unexpectedly on July 1, 2014 at his home in Midvale, Utah.
Born on July 27, 1987 in Clearwater, Florida, he grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007, where he attended Neumont College. He was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), employed as a Systems Engineer by Evolution IT. His passion for technology led to receipt of multiple other information technology and security certificates. He began learning web programming in the 8Th grade, piloting young student enrollment at the university level in New Mexico. In addition to JAVA and C++, he became fluent in 15 other programming languages before the age of 16. As an 8th grader he wrote PHP code that was incorporated into the PHP+ program. His intuitive insights and expertise in the computer industry led to his associates describing him as a 'Code Poet'. As a young entrepreneur in this industry, his expertise resulted in consulting work with companies across the country to resolve complex software and hardware problems.
On March 29,2013 Adam asked Sarah Jane* Middleton to be his wife while on a once in a lifetime cruise ship vacation in the Caribbean. They planned to marry after closing on their dream home at the end of July 2014.
As a young man, Adam participated in the Boy Scouts of America weighing down his shirt and belt with medals and beltloops. Paintball competition became a priority in his early adolescent years. He was a master competitive fencer with epee and foil, being placed among the top place winners in both state and national tournaments. He was also an avid skier who loved the thrill of treacherous 'Black Diamonds' and horrendous moguls facing each with fearless joy and grace.
Adam's hobbies included internet funnies, military history, marksmanship, fencing, spinning fire poi, and entertaining friends. His most treasured hobby was adoring Sarah Jane*. Other hobbies included riding motorcycles while he specialized in smashing his beloved cars. He stated that his fishing hobby was the only one he had that was not attached to a 'wire'. As a young child, fishing with his father at the ocean, he almost lost his father to the sea while pulling in a whiting. He loved movies, especially sci-fi related movies.
He is described by many as vivacious, "Winning!", fully committed to everything he did, and caring, kind, and accepting of others. Adam loved dogs, particularly his childhood pets Davey and Chandler, and more recently, Sarah Jane's golden retriever, Chloe Jane; additionally his pet turtle, Crush Shellington, a skate board artist in his own right. He was fervent about adopting rescue dogs and planned to adopt one when he and Sarah Jane moved into their new home. Adam was 'Mr. Happy' to people who knew him and 'Mr. Sunshine' to his mom. He had a Deep - Deep - Deep (really Deep) sense of humor, and his life motto was "Anything worth doing, is worth doing with a touch of class."
Adam was a deeply spiritual man, with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Adam made a personal commitment to The Lord at an early age with a deeper commitment occurring as a young man.
Adam is survived by family including Sarah Jane Middleton, his fiancée and her parents Mark and Cindy Middleton. Sarah Jane's siblings including her brother Jonathan and his wife Amanda and their children Kristian, Addison, and Morgan; brothers David and Scottie. His parents Roger Hall and Carolyn Bucklen and his maternal aunts and uncles: Sonya and Glen Coulson; Lisa LaGesse; and Faye and Bruce Grund and their families and his paternal aunt Melody Hall and family. He is also survived by close friends who he called his brothers. Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ellis and Joy Bucklen; paternal grandparents, Maurice and Irene Hall; and Christy* Middleton, his future sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 6th at 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South where a viewing will be held Saturday, July 5th from 6-8 p.m. and before the service on Sunday, July 6th from 1-2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Utah, PO Box 573659, Murray, UT 84157-3659.
Published in Deseret News from July 5 to July 13, 2014
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