Marna Holm Adams

February 23, 1923 — June 16, 2014

Marna Holm Adams

Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Marna Holm Adams, 91, died in St. George, Utah peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Marna was born in Rexburg, Idaho on February 23, 1923 to Carl Paul Theophilus and Zula Wilcox Holm. She married her sweetheart, Willard Newton Adams, on December 17, 1948 in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. After graduating from Roberts High School, Marna attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English. With her love for education, she taught 8th grade at the elementary school in Ucon, Idaho and taught Shakespeare at Ricks College. After moving to Salt Lake City, Utah she worked in several doctor's offices and also worked for the U.S. Census in the 1960s and 70s. Marna was very accomplished. She was the student body president at Roberts High School and she received a citation for a presentation on poet Robert Frost at the Rhode Island State Capital in Providence, Rhode Island. She had many interests including politics. Marla often spoke of world peace as she cared for people's suffering. She loved the arts and literature, especially poetry. She also enjoyed family history working many years researching her family's genealogy. She loved visiting historical sites while living in New England. Marna is survived by her children Blake Newton Adams, (St. George, Utah); Lexie Sue Adams (Boston, Massachusetts), Barton Claren Adams, (Park City, Utah) and Sharon Mar Adams (Denver, Colorado). She is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and 33 nieces and nephews; siblings Claren Paul Holm, Nelda Adams, Veneta Gustaveson, Del Ray Holm and Ronda Groberg. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Carl Wendall Holm. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sunset 10th Ward, 415 Westridge Dr. in St. George, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, one hour prior to services, where friends and family may call. Interment will follow at Tonaquint Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. Te and his caring and loving staff, as well as Southern Utah Home, Health and Hospice and their staff. Services provided by SereniCare Funeral Home of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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