Margaret Ann Adler

1940 ~ 2021

Margaret Ann Adler (née Adams) was born in Cloud Chief, OK on March 22, 1940 and was raised in Oklahoma City, OK alongside her two sisters, Imogene and Nadine. Her father, whom she adored and who adored her in equal measure, was Orvil Luther Adams and her mother was Lena Pauline Adams. She attended Capitol Hill High School, where she was a good student, although she did admit to skipping class one time to buy a particularly cute skirt that was on sale.

In 1960, she married Thomas Edward Adler, to whom she remained married until his passing in 2019. Soon after their wedding, Tom and Ann moved to San Diego, CA where Ann gave birth to her favorite and only son, Michael Scott Adler (spouse Sheila Lee Adler). Soon after, in 1963, the family moved to Winnemucca, Nevada where Dawn Marie Adler was born followed by Terri Lynn Adler (spouse Daniel Goldstein) in 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a short stint in San Diego, California, the family eventually settled for good in Sandy, Utah. Throughout her life, Ann was a much beloved aunt to her nephews, Ronny Shearer and Jimmy Walters.

While she loved her children and nephews immeasurably, her grandchildren were the light of her life – Michael Andrew Adler, Katherine Ann Birkemeyer (spouse Corey Alan Birkemeyer), Aaron Adler Goldstein, and Aimee Rose Goldstein. She has also been blessed by criminally cute great grandchildren – Ryder Steele Allen and Isaac Raynor Adler.

Ann prided herself in becoming the Assistant Manager at Castleton’s in Fashion Place Mall during the 1970s-1980s, where her fashion sense, people skills, and sense of humor served both her and her customers well.

An avid reader and captivating conversationalist, Ann enjoyed spending time talking and joking with family (especially with her grandkids) and playing weekly pinochle and/or bunko games with friends. She also adored her many cats (stray and otherwise) as well as anything with lots of sugar (especially See’s candies).

She is survived and will be sorely missed by her children, her nephews, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, and her good friends.


Mike, Dawn, and Terri, it was sad to hear that your mother had passed away. I have many good memories from time spent in your home over the years. Your mother had a lot of patience along with a perfect combination of sweetness and sarcasm in dealing with a bunch of teenagers and your dad. There was also lots of good food, your mother made some wonderful meals. She was a good influence in my life, something I will always appreciate. Condolences and God bless.

- David Davis

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear about Ann passing away. She will be missed by our family.
My prayers for your family's peace and comfort during this difficult time.

- Karen Leonard

Although I didn't know Margaret personally, my friend Jim Walters always spoke so highly of her and how special she was. My sincere condolences to the family. Michael and Sheri O'Hair.

- Michael O'Hair

Ann was an amazing woman! She will be severely missed. I only got to see her a couple times but we talked on the phone more. She was always good to my dad, Jim, always lending her ears and her heart to him. May she Rest In Peace, and we will see you again soon!

- Brian walters

Dear Terri,
Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.

- Maria Hamlyn

Mike, Dawn and Terry, We are so sad to learn the your sweet mother has passed on. She was such a strong woman, with a wonderful personality. We really enjoyed our visit with her at the time of your dad's passing. Best neighbors ever!!! Love the picture of her when she was young. Looks like a high school picture. Beautiful!!!! Lots of memories.

We send our love,

Frank and Luella

- Frank and Luella Davis