Adrian Grant Spencer, 84, of Salt Lake returned to his Heavenly Father on August 5, 1995.
He was born in Randolph, Utah on September 29, 1910 to Edwin W. and Maude Muir Spencer. His mother died when he was 12, and his father married Harriet Stahley. Adrian always said he had "two good mothers." He graduated from Evanston, Wyoming High School and served an LDS Mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was one of the first six missionaries in South America. Due to illness, he was later transferred to complete his 32-month mission in the Eastern States Mission. He married Lila Mae Cook in the Salt Lake Temple on March 30, 1933. They lived in Evanston for many years, where Adrian became co-owner of the family business - the Transcontinental Garage. He also had a locksmithing business and was a seminary teacher for 14 years.He was active in the LDS Church: served as a bishop, high councilor, stake president's counselor and gospel doctrine teacher. He was known as a knowledgeable scriptorian.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lila: two sons; Paul Spencer (Doris) of Salt Lake City; and Lee Spencer (Linda) of Livermore, California; two daughters: Marilyn Harris (Sidney) and Lorna Hutchinson (Ernest) of Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters: Dalton Spencer of Cottonwood, Arizona; Reta Fearn of Ogden, Utah; Phil Spencer of Salt Lake City; Carma Lunsford, Lee Stahley, Ida Mae Defa all of Evanston, Wyoming.
Funeral services will be held at the Edgehill 2nd Ward Chapel, 1750 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, on Wednesday, August 9, 1995 at 12 noon. Friends may call Wednesday at the ward from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive.
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