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Adam Elmo Elison Obituary
July 22, 1981 ~ April 26, 2013
"Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"
- George Lucas (Author of Star Wars)

Adam Elmo Elison, age 31, passed away April 26, 2013, at the home where his parents reside.
He was born on July 22, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lamar and Leilani Elison. Shortly thereafter he became an older brother to Joel Elison who was born on March 10, 1987. Adam and Joel were the only two grandsons born into the Elison family. It was an honor for Lamar and Leilani to have children who could carry on the generational name. Adam lived a very loving and humbling life. He spent most of his early years in Riverton, Utah. He graduated from Newport High School and attended Salt Lake Community College where he obtained his Emergency Medical Technicians/1 certificate. He taught at Jordan Valley Hospital to EMT's in training and allowed them to use his body for practice and experiments. Adam always had an extreme dedication to his work and was incredibly brilliant in all aspects of his job. He encouraged others to do the same and influenced his fellow co workers to follow his lead. Adam was incredibly fluent in Spanish. He had dreams of opening his own Medical Practice in Mexico and go by the name of Dr. Juan Valdez just to help people who didn't have insurance. He retired as an EMT and assumed the role as a Bartender at the Black Angus Restaurant where he happily worked for many years. There is no doubt that Adam touched the lives of many people. He was a very generous and forgiving young man who had immense devotion to his family and friends. He was always welcoming to whomever he encountered and had an amazing aptitude for life. Adam also had a deep appreciation for all living things to include his own two dogs Charley and Carlos, in which he cherished greatly. He is survived by his grandparents Elmo and Donna Elison, James and Betty Bear, many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Adam you'll forever be in our hearts and you will never be forgotten. We love you and we know that you will always be with us in this life and the next. Until we meet again, Love Mom, Dad, and your baby brother Joel.
Services will be held at Evans and Early Mortuary 574 E 100 S Salt Lake City on May 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior. For online condolences, go to www.evans-earlymortuary.com.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 1, 2013
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