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John W. Adamson

John W. Adamson

John W. Adamson was born February 19, 1929, and passed away January 18, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 86. John was born in Kansas to Walter and Emma Steffen Adamson. When he was a small boy they moved to Montana where John grew up. John attended High School in Billings, Montana and soon after graduating joined the Air Force. He then attended Montana State University where he earned a Bachelors degree. John met and married Eleanor Marvin in Billings Montana, they had five children together and later divorced. When John left the Air Force he worked for Continental Oil for 22 years until he retired. John met Jane Thomas and after a long engagement, they were married on January 24, 1976, and made their home in Shoshoni. John and Jane owned and operated the Shoshoni Garage until its closing in 1990. John loved to boat and fish and had a large wood shop where he built many different items, many of which he donated to the Shiners for their store. John was a Master Mason and Shriner receiving his 50-year pin in 2009 and was very active in both groups. John was also a very active volunteer in several other groups including a Fremont County Election Judge, as well as the Shoshoni VFW, and the Shoshoni Chamber of Commerce that put on quite a few functions, which included the One Shot Deer Hunt, The Tagging Party and Walleye Derby, and his favorite was, of course, the Annual Wyoming State Fiddlers Contest that was held for 25 years in Shoshoni. John was preceded in Death by his loving wife Jane; his parents Walter and Emma; two sisters Vera Gerke and Lucille Donaldson. John is survived by two sons; Steve Adamson of Jackson Wyoming and Jim Thomas (Carla) of Lander, Wyoming and five daughters; Joni Jones of Salt Lake City, Utah; Peggy Faulkner (Tom) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Patty Rodman (Greg) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Beth Nelson (Harvey) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Vicki Weaver (Richard) of Shoshoni, Wyoming; 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. There will be a Memorial in Shoshoni later in the spring of this year the date will be announced later. #county10 #obits