In Memory

Marilyn Miller (Adams)

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11/29/09 06:55 PM #1    

John W. Boswell

November 29, 2009

Marilyn Miller Adams passed away in her sleep on August 13, 2008. Marilyn was a friend of mine for as long as I can remember. We grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the Provo 4th ward.

Whenever you were with Marilyn she had a special ability to make you feel like you were her “best friend.” This ability was recognized during her years at Provo High School when she was selected as “Miss Friendly” during her senior year.

She was a very talented and creative person. As a student she did very well academically and was involved in student government, clubs and many organizations. During her junior year she met the love of her life, a good looking freshman from California here attending BYU. Dennis Glen Adams caught her eye and they were married several years later in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children, Steve, Michelle, Teri and now have 14 grandchildren. Their son Steve preceded Marilyn in death. Even with her many accomplishments at PHS and BYU her real legacy is that of a wonderful, loving, caring wife, moher and grandmother.

Everyone who knew Marilyn loved her....especially the Boswell’s. Nancy and I have many fond memories of exceptional times spent with Marilyn and Dennis.

With love to our special friend Dennis,

John Boswell

02/02/10 06:41 PM #2    

Emma Lou Jones

I hadn't seen Marilyn and Dennis since the 30 year reunion, and then shortly befor she passed away I was shopping at the market, "THE STORE" in SLC when I heard a voice say, Emma Jones. It was Dennis. He told me that he amd Marilyn were just returning home from a chemo treatment and Marilyn was in the car. I went out to say hi and she greeted me with a warm smile and a big hug,as if I were her best friend. When I moved to Provo I happened to move into the Provo 4th Ward, Marilyn opened her arms to a new kid on the block.

Marilyn always had a warm smile and a good sense of humor. There were several from PHS in our ward, John Boswell, Ira Price, Virginia Brown, the Zabiski twins,the Fisher family, the MacArthurs, the Sumners and others. Some were older and some were younger, but we had a good time!

I spent a good deal of time at the Miller home. I loved her parents. I didn't every get to know Marilyn and Dennis' family, but I know she was an excellent mom and wife. She and Dennis were a great couple!

I mourned with the Adams family when I heard Marilyn had passed away, but I also rejoiced with those who were anxiously awaiting her return home.

Marilyn, you will be thought of remembered warmly! Emma J

06/08/10 09:52 AM #3    

Jayne Wright (Neeley)

I love Marilyn like a sister!  When Mike and I bought our first home in Holiday, I was pregnant with my second child and was at the local market-Hutchison's Market and at the check out was another very pregnant mother.  She looked at me and I at her and  we both laughed.  We were very great with child and actually due the same month.  That became the beginning of a very long and close friendship until Marilyn passed away. Our daughters became very good friends and we called them Teri Berry and Anna Banana.  We discovered we lived just down the street from Dennis and Marilyn, attended the same ward and school.  Marilyn and Dennis moved and we shortly moved also.  Our paths crossed again as I taught school where the Adams children attended.  We didn't live too far away and stayed close friends.  Marilyn suffered silently for years and years.  You would  ask her how she was and she would immediately turn the conversation to you and your family.  She had a long list of things wrong with her body.  Doctors were baffled with what to do.  Through it all,  she was a ray of sunshine in everyones day.  I think she was truly the funniest person I have ever known .  She was a natural comedian that could make anyone laugh.  She could write poetry like no other.  Every stranger she met loved her. Dennis treated her like a queen and took over the home duties that Marilyn couldn't do.  I miss  our long talks and dinner together with the old ward gang.  Sometimes I call her number to hear her message and voice that Dennis has left on the phone.  We still see Dennis and keep track of each other.  Marilyn  and I promised that whoever went first would come back if possible to visit .  Marillyn assured me that she would be first and was going to "scare the sh--" out  of me.  Dennis is fighting breast cancer at the time.  I miss Marilyn beyond words.  She is one of a kind and I know Heaven is so happy to have her back.  I am so happy she is not in pain anymore.  Love you Marilyn!    Love you Dennis !      Love, Effie Jayne Neeley

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