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Joan Adamson

1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
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Joan Stoddart Adamson, 82, of Idaho Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Joan was born Dec. 30, 1931, in Idaho Falls to Robert Stoddart and Ethel Severson Stoddart. She grew up and attended schools in Lincoln, and graduated from Ammon High School. She also attended Ricks College.

In August 1950, she married Gene P. Adamson in Eureka, Nev. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Oct. 11, 1951. To this union were born five children: Craig, Shirley, Russell, Marie and Alan. Joan and Gene made their home in Ririe.

Joan learned to speak Spanish in her later adult years, which helped her as an interpreter for District Seven Health Department.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed fly fishing and painting pictures. She was an avid skier for many years.

Joan is survived by her sons, Craig (Celeste) Adamson of Phoenix Alan (Amy) Adamson of Idaho Falls; daughters, Shirley Gooden and Marie Webster, both of Idaho Falls; brother, Duane (Colleen) Stoddart of Idaho Falls; sister, Gloria (Doyle) Singleton of Idaho Falls; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene P. Adamson; son, Russell L. Adamson; brothers, Bobby Stoddart and Jake Stoddart; and sister, Toni Bowers.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Ririe-Shelton Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. Burial will be in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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