Merrill Thomas Adair

1927 ~ 2023

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Evening Viewing

6770 South 500 East Midvale, Utah
Feb 15, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


6770 South 500 East Midvale, Utah
Feb 16, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Funeral Service

6770 South 500 East Midvale, Utah
Feb 16, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Graveside Service

Larkin Sunset Gardens - 1950 East Dimple Dell Road
Feb 16, 2023 12:30 PM

Merrill Thomas Adair passed away on February 9, 2023 at the age of 95. He was born on December 30, 1927 in Enterprise, Utah to Israel Hoyt Adair and Barbara Luella (Smith) Adair. He married Marlene Christofferson on May 10, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Merrill enjoyed golfing every Wednesday with his friends from “The Long Strokes”. Merrill enjoyed working in many positions within the Church. He loved doing service work. Most of all, Merrill loved his family. He made sure each and every one of them always knew how much he loved them. Merrill worked in the mining industry since 1947. He loved it until he retired on April 30,2014.

Merrill truly loved life.

Merrill is survived by his loving wife, Marlene Adair; son, Merrill Craig (Shauna) Adair; sister, Lucy Adair Bodily (Carl deceased); brother LaZell (Nyla) Adair; son-in-law, Lynn Graves; sons, Rick (Suzette) Aposhian, Doug (Cynthia) Aposhian; daughters, Kris (Roger) Anderson And Eileen Aposhian; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Kerry Lynn Graves; sister, Sheila Adair (Dale) Morrison; granddaughter, Brandee Graves; wife, Lily Adair.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Union Fort Fifth Ward building from 6:00-8:00 PM. Another viewing will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the same ward house from 10:00-10:45 AM. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will held at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East Dimple Dell Road.

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Dear Marlene, We are so sorry about your loss to this great man that we call such a special friend. I'm sure all of us walkers at Fashion Place Mall love both of you way more than we could ever say. I pray the good Lord will watch over you and bless you in the days to come. I also pray for peace to preside with you in your heart always and that you will reminisce about the many incredible memories that the two of you have had. We love you so very much.

Al & Jimi Loveland

- Al and Jimi Loveland

Merrill was a wonderful brother in the Church. He was always friendly. He was a true Latter-day saint. He was all about service. I know he will be missed.

- Bill Massey

We love you Uncle Merrill. You made our lives so much better and happier and even fun.
I remember the many times you took us to Murray Park and we ate KFC and a cream pie.
And the times you would take us to the Salt Lake Airport viewing area where we could watch airplanes land and takeoff. You would take me golfing and of course the golf clubs were longer than I was tall, but you would let me drive the golf cart.
There are just too many fun times to recall now.
You helped make my childhood and later years so much better for me and later on for my wife and me. Thank you and we will see you later.
Love Steve.

- Steve and Ruth Kemple family.

Dear Marlene and Family,
It pains me so to know Merrill has moved on and I am deeply sorry to be out of the country at this time. You(Marlene) and Merrill are like parents to me. I am there with you today in love, in spirit, and on zoom from Ecuador. Heaven is a little greater now for everyone.

- Ann