Connie Marilyn Adams Tucker
-- 1919 ~ 2011 --

Connie Marilyn Adams Tucker passed away in Orem, Utah on January 29, 2011. She was born August 30, 1919 to Samuel Conrad and Delilah Maria Booth Adams in Salt Lake City. She grew up in Provo and attended public schools in the area. In 1948, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. As an educator, she touched the lives of many children. She was especially adept in teaching students to read.

On October 23, 1939 she married Ernest Lee Tucker in the Salt Lake Temple. The ceremony was performed by President Heber J. Grant. Ernest died August 3, 1980. Connie was a widow for 30 years, yet enjoyed being with her 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was a peacemaker with a peaceful disposition. She was a loving, understanding, kindhearted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, relative, neighbor and friend. She made and kept friends. She was very active in the LDS Church. With her sister, Elsie, she served for over a decade as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple. Connie also belonged to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed her associations there.

Survivors include her children, Thomas Conrad (Mary) Tucker, Richard Barton (Christine) Tucker, James Lee Tucker, Mrs. Blaine E. (Mary Ann) Phipps, and George Stephen (Stacey) Tucker, her four sisters, Elsie Dee Florence, Florence Reinhardt, Mary June Hamblin and Ruth Iverson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Tucker, and also by her infant son, John Terry Tucker. Funeral services will be on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Edgemont 9th Ward Chapel, 4300 North Provo Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services at the Edgemont 9th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carmen B. Pingree Center (for children with autism), 780 South Guardsman Way Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

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