Edwin Cutler "Ted" Adamson, 89, of Idaho Falls, formerly of Terreton, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his home.
He was born April 15, 1922, in Blackfoot to James Blaine and Genevieve Cutler Adamson. He attended elementary school in Terreton and attended Roberts High School, graduating in 1939. He continued his education at Brigham Young University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a radar technician and achieved the rank of sergeant.
On Oct. 17, 1944, he married May Call in Corpus Christi, Texas; their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on Feb. 26, 1947. Together they raised seven children on the family farm in Terreton.
Ted taught school briefly and farmed several years before starting work at INL as a hot cell engineer and later as a facility supervisor, retiring in 1982.
Ted was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities including bishop, high councilor, and Scoutmaster; he was the first president of the Roberts Stake. Following missions with May to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1985, and to Zaire in 1987, he was a sealer in the Idaho Falls Temple.
He and May loved music and spent many happy hours with their family singing harmony around the piano. They sang for weddings and funerals throughout the community. As part of that love for music, Ted joined ward choirs wherever he lived. This gave him the opportunity to sing in choirs on three continents. He enjoyed reading and literature, and above all, he loved his family and all people.
He is survived by four daughters and three sons, Susan (Rhoud) Porter of Chubbuck, Nancy (Robert) French of Alberta, Canada, Patrice (Mark) Austin of Parker, Colo., Kerry (Jerry) Rainsdon of Billings, Mont., Edwin B. "Ted" (Eun Kyoung) Adamson of Tokyo, Japan, Craig (Teea) Adamson of Ammon, and Jeff (Diane) Adamson of Mountain View, Calif.; a brother, Harley Kirk (Virginia) Adamson; 39 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; brothers, Larry B. and Gene Eldon Adamson; a sister, Carol Alverson; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or to a
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Parkview LDS Chapel, 2051 S. Emerson in Idaho Falls. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Parkview LDS Chapel prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Cemetery under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
The family expresses appreciation to Aspen Home Hospice and Parkview Ward for their many kindnesses. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.