Ann Adams passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 24, 2021. She was the beloved daughter of M. Kenneth and Cleo Waddoups Rogerson.
Mom was an exceptionally gifted lady. She lived a long and joyous life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Her life was a legacy of grace, and beauty.
She had a great love for children and graduated from the University of Utah with a teaching degree in Elementary Education. While attending the University of Utah she affiliated with the Chi Omega sorority and developed lifetime friendships there.
As a devoted wife she supported her husband Web, traveling to numerous Republican Conventions across the nation meeting and welcoming to the state of Utah many diverse candidates.
A lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she enjoyed her calling with the Tabernacle Choir, alongside her father and brother.
Mom treasured her many years working at OC Tanners retail store in Salt Lake City. She truly had a passion for her clients she served as well as her fellow associates.
She loved spending recreational time with dad. Fishing the Madison River, Henrys Fork, and Bear Lake reservoir. Together they would explore the off beat roads of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming creating memorable experiences.
Mom had a deep passion for nature, gardening and animals. Her beloved dog Lucy was her constant and loyal companion towards the end of her life that brought her much comfort and joy.
The family cabin at Pines Ranch was dear to mom’s heart throughout her life making unforgettable memories with family and friends.
How grateful we are to our mother. She has given us an overflowing abundance of memories and taught us well. Her grace, goodness and kindness will follow us and inspire us all the days of our lives. In her final days when reflecting on her life she turned to us and summed it all up with these simple yet poignant words, “I did it all.”
Ann is survived by her four children, Webster Adams (Christine), Mary Ann Guisinger (Mike), Liz Warner (Bart), Paul Adams (Trish), brother Tom Rogerson, and Sister Catherine Ridd (Mike). Also, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
At mom’s request, a private family graveside service will be held in Oakley, Utah.
Oh, those Camelot days at the OC Tanner jewelry store!
The story would not be complete without noting the contributions of a star player- Ann.
Dear Adams and Rogerson families,
It is with much affection for Ann and the decision that she made to join the venture of Obert's dream in building "America's most beautiful store", that we reach out to you with gratitude for our association and fond memories over these many years. The stories are unforgettable, indelible and innumerable. What a grand lady.
We send our love and best wishes at this tender time of her passing to each of you. Since the McMasters and the Warners lives were inter twined at an early stage and Bart recounting the ward road show with "Enthusi-usi-asm" may we with enthusiasm carry on the great legacy of Ann and Webb and the wonderful Adam"s posterity.
Webb, Mary Ann, Liz Paul, Tom and Catherine ...You were blessed with a wonderful mother and sister who touched many lives.
It was a blessing and pleasure to have Ann as a friend. Your family is so lucky to have had such a gracious woman as your mother. Love to all of you.
I wanted you to know how much I loved your mom. She and my mother, Marjorie Leishman, were best friends. They had such great times together in the choir and at O.C. Tanner’s. What stories they had. There was such a closeness even though mother was 10 years older. They almost looked like they could have been sisters.
She was a sweet, caring lady who brightened everyone’s life that she came into. My thoughts are with you. I’m imagining in my mind how fun their reunion must have been!
With much love, Mari Lin
May warm memories of your dear mother echo in the quiet chambers of your heart-- always.
With affection for Ann and appreciation for her wonderful life, we send our condolences to Ann's family. She was an outstanding employee of the O.C. Tanner Company. Customers often reached out to Ann to help them decide what gifts would be appropriate for their loved ones. She was a talented woman who used her own gifts to bless the lives of others.
We honor and love you Ann.
Don and Barbara Ostler
Ann Adams was a beautiful gracious woman and I admired her. I met Ann through her daughter Mary and felt as I had found a second mother.
She was a great example to those around her. She WILL be missed.
To all the family, I want to pass along our sympathies and best wishes. I was fortunate to have met your mother Ann, a few times and I can say she was a great woman. I also have been lucky to associate with many of the family, all great individuals in their own rite, which is a wonderful tribute and legacy to her! She raised a great family and lived a great life. May she Rest In Peace.
Patrick and Stacie
Ann was a lady with so much class. I loved getting to know her when she lived in Sky Mountain in Hurricane.