Rebecca Anne Adams passed away peacefully the morning of Friday, August 26, 2022. She was born December 24, 1967, in Fort Wainwright, Alaska to James J. Adams and Carol Diane Taylor. She was the youngest of five siblings. Rebecca is survived by two sisters Terry Lynne Christensen (Richard) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Laurie Reeder (Daryl) of Taylorsville, Utah, and by two brothers Michael Richard Adams (Naunie) of Sunset, Utah, and David Patrick Adams (Susan) of Tolleson, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, with her father passing in June 1972, and her mother passing in June 2009.
Becky graduated from Clearfield High School in 1986, and thereafter she earned a degree in Early Childhood Development. After graduation, she worked for 10 years in the childcare center at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City. From there she moved into the
medical records department for 6 years. While working for IHC, she also studied vocal music and art.
In 2000, Rebecca achieved her certificate as a Utah licensed Massage Therapist. She enjoyed giving massages to her friends and family, and she felt that it was a gift that she could easily share.
Becky was born with glaucoma. The left eye was treated and her vision fairly stabilized; however, the right eye could never be fully corrected. Unfortunately, in September of 2006, she fell down a flight of stairs due to a seizure and lost her left eye, rendering her blind at the age of 38.
After her mother's death in 2009, Becky lived with her sister Laurie for nearly 4 years. While there, she attended Salt Lake Community College and graduated with high honors, having completed all her general studies. She then moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State University in June 2013. Becky graduated from USU in 2017 with a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences. In the summer of 2019, Becky moved from Logan, Utah to a much nicer apartment in Providence, Utah.
In May of 2020, Becky was diagnosed with Stage 3 endometrial cancer and underwent quite a radical surgery in an attempt to obliterate her cancer. In January of 2021, her cancer returned to her lymph nodes, her lungs, her lower back, and her pelvic area.
Becky loved to sing, and even during her pain from cancer, she sang to make herself feel better. Her favorite Hymn was "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing'
She liked to draw and was quite good. Two of her drawings hung on her apartment wall right up until her death. After her eye accident, she learned to knit and crochet, spending many hours making scarves, doilies, Afghans, slippers, and dishcloths. One of her great loves was koala bears, and her favorite color was pink.
Rebecca was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, even attending the temple as recently as 8 weeks before her death. She taught Primary and Relief Society, among other callings. Her Primary kids always loved her almost instantly.
Her family expresses deep gratitude to all who cared for Rebecca during her intense 3-year battle with cancer, and we are very grateful that she no longer has to suffer from the ravages of disease. We know her reunion with Mom and Dad was extremely joyful.
Rebecca will be laid to rest Monday, August 29, 2022, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So., Sandy, UT, with a viewing at 2:00 pm, and a graveside service at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, Becky requested to pay it forward with donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints humanitarian fund.
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I became friends with Rebecca when she moved into Providence place. She had a great memory and was the one you wanted on your team for Name That Tune! She taught me about nutrition and shared some of her recipes with me including the gingerbread cookies! I love the scarf and washcloths she made me! I will miss her insights, her kindness and her prayers for me and my family.
Terry and Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. While we have an eternal perspective, the earthly loss is still great. Many hugs and prayers as you navigate through this. ~ Kim