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Sheila Yates Adams

November 7, 1949 - March 6, 2016

NORTH OGDEN – Sheila Yates Adams, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 in North Ogden at her home.


She was born November 7, 1949 in Rigby, Idaho to Thomas Harper Yates and Muriel Morris.  She grew up in Idaho Falls, graduated from Rigby High School, completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, and earned a teaching certificate in Elementary Education.


Sheila married her eternal companion Richard Adams May 25th, 1991.  The greatest joys in Sheila’s life were being the mother to three children, step-mother to three children, and grandmother to seventeen grandchildren.  Sheila was a compassionate person who loved to serve others, whether it was in her chosen profession of elementary education or through service opportunities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She fulfilled a church service mission at the Family History Center in Ogden, and also loved working with the children and young women in the Primary and Young Women organizations of the church. Sheila had the ability to find joy and laughter in her life despite the many challenges she faced.  Her greatest gift was to love others unconditionally and help them feel of that joy and laughter that was so innately a part of her.


She is survived by her children: Ashton (Elizabeth) Byington, Ron (Staysha) Barranco, Burk (Allyson) Adams, Bret Adams, and Cindy Hartman; 17 Grandchildren; Sisters: Judith Decker and Beverly Clark; and Brothers: Richard Yates and Morris Yates.


Sheila was preceded in death by her husband Richard Adams; daughter, Rachel Barranco; son, Andrew Byington; her father, Thomas Harper Yates; her mother, Muriel Morris Yates and her sister, Patricia Smith.


A Viewing will be on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the LDS 8th Ward Chapel, 1150 East 2600 North, North Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.


Interment at 3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Cemetery located off of Nordic Valley Way, just south of 4100 North in Eden, Utah.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 11, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m at the church.



Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm -


1150 East 2600 North, North Ogden, Utah



Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm -

Liberty Cemetery


3900 N 3500 E, , Liberty , UT,

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Born: November 7, 1949
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Nella Forsberg posted on 3/12/16

Our daughter Victoria Ruth Forsberg was very close to Shiela. She is on a mission in the Alpine German speaking mission and she wrote this email about Shiela that I wanted to share: I don't know how many of you knew my friend Sheila. She was one of the most loving accepting people that I have ever had the blessing of knowing. She is one of my best friends. Sadly, she passed away yesterday so if you could all keep her family and many, many friends in your prayers, that would be nice. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of Heavenly Father's plan for us. I am so glad that I know that she is now with her sweet husband and her daughter in paradise. Actually, she is probably missionary-ing it up in that spirit prison and bringing others closer to Christ. :) Anyway, I am sad that I won't be able to hug her in this life but i know that there are plenty of hugs waiting in the eternities. And plenty of cute flowers that she can put in her hair. :) While I am very very sad that I won't get to see her for a while, at least I know that I will get to hug her again someday. I was just really looking forward to going home and giving her a hug. But I can at least be happy for her that she is now going to see Dick and her daughter.


Karen Eilander posted on 3/11/16

Sheila, I will miss going visiting teaching with you! You had the best laugh and you were always there whenever I needed to talk to someone. You had the strongest testimony and I feel lucky to have been able to hear you bear testimony and be uplifted by your strength and love. You were so fun to be around and I just loved you to death. I'm going to miss you so much but I know you are in a better place. God be with you and your family. love, Karen Eilander


Joanne Hanson posted on 3/11/16

Sheila, Sheila. What a sweet heart. I'm so pleased that we were able to kiss and hug each other, as we always did, last week. We will enjoy the special spirit of the Family Search Library where your light will continue to shine for those of us who love you and will feel your sweet, helpful and outgoing personality. What a blessed Family Reunion your having with the other part of your family.....see you again, someday.


Becky Hinze posted on 3/11/16

I knew Sheila from serving with her at the Family History Library. She always lit up the room with her beautiful smile and fun flowers she wore in her hair. She was a classy lady who was full of love and life. She will be missed!


Rick Shock posted on 3/11/16

We loved Shelia so much. What a wonderful, kind, loving Angel. Our favorite memories are going to Dick and Shelia's for the 4th of July. Loud cannons by day and we lite up the sky at night. We were just friends, but felt like Family.