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Lee Adams

January 14, 1956 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 63)

“Lee” Adams, 63, of Nampa, died suddenly at home on September 3rd, 2019.

Gary, or Garry, but preferably Lee Adams was born in Jerome, Idaho on January 14th, 1956. Due to a mistake on his birth certificate, which listed the 15th, his family had a good excuse, to celebrate him for two days, which they always did.

During the 1970’s, he and his family made the move from Twin Falls to Boise, after which he graduated from Borah High School. In 1978, Lee became a certified auto mechanic through Boise State University. He continued his education and became a Journeyman Plumber in 1993 and was a proud member of Plumber’s and Pipefitter’s Local 296.

Through the years, he was a man of many talents whose hobbies included gardening, taxidermy, and drawing. He also enjoyed tinkering with his vehicles, notably his Ford truck and Scout. A true outdoorsman, he loved hunting, camping, but above all else, fishing. In later years, his favorite past time became spending time and watching movies with his grandkids.

Gary Lee Adams was preceded in death by his father, Marvin E. Adams, and by grandparents, Zera Hand, Marjorie “Nanny” Tresner, and Archie Tresner. As well as, uncles Darrell Tresner, Bill Tresner, his aunt Joyce Davis, and sister-in-law, Janet Adams.

He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Adams (Boise), his sister Kay and husband Mark Peterson (Eagle). Also, his older brother Joe Adams and his wife Chris (Meridian), and younger brother Steve Adams (Boise). As well as, nieces and nephews, Amy Peterson Yingling, Jennifer Peterson, Travis, Heather, Ashley, Joshua, Amber, and Jacob Adams, and many great nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 30 years Julia (Nampa), and children, Mirl, Michael, Joe (life partner Teresa), Jonetta, Jeremiah (previous spouse Jenny), and Russell, and grandchildren, DJ, Michael, Jacob, Jennifer, Makayla, Gabriel, Peter, Ivy, and great grandchildren, Bella, Devin, Jude, and Eli.

A funeral service will be held 1pm, Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. With a viewing beginning at 12pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A celebration of life, potluck style will be held after his memorial service at 1228 S. Arbor Island Place, Eagle, Idaho.

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