1922 ~ 2014
and loved Ashton Monroe Adams, 92, left this life to join
his sweetheart on July 28, 2014. His heart’s desire
of being in his home surround by loved ones was fulfilled.
Monroe was born June 3, 1922 in Oakley, Idaho to John Frederick
Adams and Augusta Geneva Elison. When he was eight his family
moved to Burley, ID where he lived for seventy-eight glorious
Monroe met Jeanne Marie Ratelle in Long Beach, CA in March
1942 and on December 31, 1942 they were married in Burley,
ID at his parents’ home and sealed in the Idaho Falls
Temple on June 6, 1952.
Monroe served in WWII as part of the 723rd Railway Operating
Battalion in France when he was 20 years old.
Monroe will be remembered by all as enjoying a good joke,
playing games, entertaining, and sharing his and others’
talents. He was loving, giving and committed to making life
better for others through his hard work, kind words and
relevant advice. Jeanne was always by his side supporting
and participating in their life together. They created great
memories on the farm for grandchildren, nieces and nephews
by riding horses and tractors and learning to work.
He was a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints. He served as Bishop of the Pella Ward
for two years, and as 1st Counselor in the Oakley Stake
Presidency for eleven years. Monroe and Jeanne served missions
to Louisville Kentucky and the Family History Library. His
testimony and joy in the gospel is a legacy for his family
and friends. His love was Scouting and he was honored with
the Silver Beaver award in 1980.
Farming was in his blood from birth and he always had a
beautiful garden,but he proved to be a great salesman in
insurance and then in real estate working with June Carey
and forming Carey & Adams Real Estate. They worked successfully
together for twenty-three years.
In 2000,Monroe and Jeanne sold the home where they had
raised eight children, and had passed on their great work
ethic,and built a home in Alpine, UT to the delight of many
One of Monroe’s greatest joys and treasures were
his friends. He was loyal, giving and fulfilled in these
relationships which he nourished to the end.Some of these
were gained through the Snake River Flats and Barbershop
He is survived by his eight children: Kay (Steve), Alicia,
Linda, David (Regina), Ruth (Blair), Laura (Max), Janine
(Tom), Brian (Dawn); 35 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren,
7 great-great grandchildren (plus 4 on their way) and sister,
Melba Poulton. Preceded in death by his parents; his sweetheart,
Jeanne; daughter, Phyllis; five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014,
at 11:00 am at the Mountainville 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 327
South Long Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call
Friday evening, August 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at
the church, and again on Saturday morning prior to services
at the church, from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment will be
at the Alpine City Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu
of flowers, Grandpa would want you to take your family to