Ann Marie Adams, 69, passed away peacefully on the 31st of January 2020. The Lord called her home just four months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nathan Adams last year. They would have been married 50 years in September. Ann’s parents Kenneth & Imogene McEwan, brother Don and grandson Preston also preceded her in death. She is survived by 7 children and 26 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held February 8th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 10036 East Brown Rd Mesa, AZ 85207.
Ann accomplished many things during her lifetime – college graduate, registered nurse, licensed massage therapist, clinical aroma therapist and reflexologist, bereavement counselor, certified child birth educator and birth doula. She helped welcome thousands of babies into this world, and dedicated her professional life to bringing love and comfort to others. She spoke at conferences, team lead at work, and taught numerous educational classes throughout her career. She has inspired many to the healthcare profession and empowered her children to become educated.
Ann was a wonderful wife and mother. She made life fun, and taught her children to celebrate life. Nathan and Ann loved their weekly date nights, and had the opportunity to travel the world together. They told stories of visiting the Lavender fields in France, museums and theatres in London, and even won a kissing contest in Hawaii. They truly loved one another, and it brings us comfort knowing they are together.
A visitation will be held at 4:00 pm with a funeral service at 5:00 pm, Saturday, February 8th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10036 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona.
You have a great legacy. We have worked with Bronwyn for almost three years in the CA San Diego Mission and love her and her friendship and help with our missionaries. We are grateful to the Smith children and their heritage
Ann and I became friends in 7th grade with two other great friends, Jeanie Lew and Cathy Cramer. We had all of our classes together and that little group made my life wonderful. We even had to stay after school because we challenged a music teacher that we didn’t like. It was the only time I had to stay after school and I am sure it was her only time also. By 9th grade we had a group of nine. We all had lunch together and had a ball. Our group continued until most of us married and moved away. I still remember all the 9 names and the fun Christmas parties we had every year for many years. She was one of the first to bring a boyfriend and I remember she started a kissing contest. I think she and Nathan won. Some of us didn’t bring a boy we dared kiss. I know she is happy. It’s sad to know our little group has lost one to heaven but I know we will all see each other again.