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"To the moon"
1989 ~ 2012
Tanner Rick Adams, our son, brother, uncle, teammate and friend passed away February 9, 2012. With loving adoration, we cherish all of our happy memories with him. It was only fitting that the boy who was born on Valentines's Day, grew up to be a kid with a humongous heart. Tanner's incredible capacity to love was extended not only to family and friends, but also to children, strangers in need, and animals. Tanner was a competitive athlete, who never met a sport he didn't like. He was tall, strong, and an intimidating force. Tanner was intelligent, hilarious, witty, insightful, and gave the BEST bear hugs. He loved reading, music, movies, comfy slippers, Duke Basketball, South Carolina golf trips with his dad, A-1 Steak Sauce, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved Natalie, who found a place in his heart that hadn't been touched before. He cherished his four nieces and his nephew, spending countless hours wrestling, teasing, having tea parties, and pillow fights. He filled our home and our lives with laughter, adventure, and a little bit of mischief! Tanner loved, and was loved by, two amazing sisters who throughout his life he leaned on for strength, comfort, joy, and guidance. His parents treasure every minute of everyday of his journey. We find comfort in knowing we will feel his strong arms wrapped around us again. To the moon!
Tanner was born February 14, 1989 in Portland Oregon. He graduated in 2007 from Skyline High School, attended Dixie State, Central Wyoming College, and Univ. of Colo. at Colorado Springs.
Tanner is survived by his parents Rick and Cindy Adams; sisters Monique (Jeff) Goddard, Camee Lynn (Matt) Lichtie; Grandmother Verlyn S. Adams, 1 nephew, 4 nieces and a loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Viewing will be held Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon., Tuesday, February 14, in the Sandy Utah Granite South Stake Building, 2130 East 10000 South, Sandy, Utah with a viewing from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Granite cemetery. Online condolences may be made at
In lieu of flowers, please give someone a Tanner-sized hug and be ever mindful of those who struggle.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2012
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- Larry Leifson
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