Adrian Ward Hicken was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 7, 1953, the 4th of 5 children to Ward and Afton Hicken (both deceased). He graduated from East High School and attended Utah Technical College receiving certificates in welding and plumbing. He worked as an apprentice plumber with the family business in his early career and spent the last 20 years taking care of his aging parents. He participated in scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and reminiscing about adventures with family and friends. As a member of the LDS church he was loyal to his beliefs.
Adrian was adventurous and he enjoyed going on vacations with the family. We have fond memories of him feeding the bears in Yellowstone, and skipping rocks at Waterton Lakes in Canada, going on rides at Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm, and playing in the sand and surf at Balboa Beach. As a child he went camping with the family and later enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with his brothers. He liked to tell stories of his favorite fishing trips or the huge fish he saw in a secret spot that nobody knew about. He loved animals and always had a good time playing with his many cats as a child, or spending time with his dogs Chino, Bruno, Laddie and Petey, who were his best friends later in life.
Over the last few years, he had some concerns with his health that were inadequately treated. He passed away on October 6, 2017 of conditions incidental to heart failure.
Adrian is survived by his siblings, Don Hicken (Shauna), Analee Gravis (Curt), Paul Hicken (Kelly) and Val Hicken (Marjann), and his dog Petey. A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 S. on October 12, from 6-8 pm. Graveside services and Interment will be at the Heber City Cemetery on October 13, at 1 pm.