Cover photo for Beverly Powell Adams's Obituary
Beverly Powell Adams Profile Photo
1928 Beverly 2023

Beverly Powell Adams

March 16, 1928 — December 21, 2023



On March 16, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as James Albert and Inez Leila Thomas Powell first held the 10th of their 11 children, did they contemplate how this child, BEVERLY THOMAS POWELL ADAMS would improve the beauty of this world?

As Beverly grew, her talents became apparent and her ceaseless spirituality, moving music, sharp sarcasm and impressive intellect formed the eventual pattern of her life. Beverly began studying piano as a child. Her formal education started at age 18, attending Brigham Young University, where she met her ‘Handsome Husband’, Homer Lee (Duke) Adams. They were married in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple, on September 25th, 1947. Their marriage exemplified the power of loving service and hard work. 

As she and Duke raised their 5 children, Beverly’s commitment to continual service could be observed in her phenomenal food, which she shared generously, her excellence in music, which was enjoyed by all blessed to meet her, and her unselfish use of her time. In addition, she was a life-long learner, graduating from the BYU music department at age 55.

Beverly passed from this life on December 21, 2023. She was predeceased by her Eternal Husband, H.L. (Duke) Adams, Oldest Daughter, Rebecca Layne Adams May, Son-in-law, Tom May, and Great Great Grandson, Gianni Andelin.

Survivors include Beverly’s 4 children and spouses, 17 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren:


Michael Lee & Carol Adams

Jennifer Rebecca & Ross Gary Lunceford – Rocky & Lexie (Roman Lunceford),

Rand, Rudy Lunceford

Gregory Michael & Brooke Adams – Presley, Harper Adams

Sarah Melissa Adams Andelin – Jeremy, Christopher, Jacobb & Tabitha Andelin

Christopher Mark Adams – Cayson, Davis, Avery, Brooks Adams


Kim Leila & Robert Brian Reeve

Jessica Leila Layton – Christian & Kristen, Victoria, Greysen, Garreth, Elise Layton (Amaya Layton)

Justin Isaac Nead – Zoe, Ella Nead

Joshua Lee & Danelle Linn Nead – Klaire, Jace, Ashlinn, Brody, Mia, Braelinn, Ruby Nead

Jillian Kindra Buras & John Kuchler – Jade, Crystal Buras, Mason, Logan, Alex Kuchler


Jeffrey Lon & Linda Ann Adams

Rebekah & Mike McGoveran

Nathan & Kelsi Adams – Jayson, Caleb, Lily, Emma Adams

Andrew & Briana Adams – Amber Adams

Matthew & Debbie Adams – Corina, Oliver, James Adams

Michael & Julie Adams – Makynlee, Isla Adams

Rachel Adams


Gregory & Janice Adams

Gabe & Sabrina Adams

Talia & Austin Wright

Jared Adams


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1555 North 1350 West, Provo, Utah. A viewing for Family and friends will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.

Condolences for the family may be expressed on this page.


For those unable to attend the services, they will streamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, via Facebook Live at the following link:




To send flowers to the family in memory of Beverly Powell Adams, please visit our flower store.
Program Adams, Beverly.pdf

Adams, Beverly Services(After conversion).mp3

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, December 30, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)


Click to watch

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 419

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers