John Harper Adams, age 83, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Fallon on Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born July 10, 1934 in Brigham City, Utah to Myron and Erma (Harper) Adams. John graduated from high school in Lund, Nev. and later graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. John, forever the cowboy, was a bull rider in both high school and college. While in college, he met and married Norlene Lloyd in the Salt Lake LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17, 1958. Together they raised four children while John taught school and coached sports in Lund, Hawthorne, and Fallon. They also spent several summers living on a farm near Blackfoot, Idaho where John raised alfalfa. John and Norlene eventually settled on a small farm they purchased in Fallon so John could be surrounded by green alfalfa fields and have room for his cows and horses.
John was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Myron and sister, Kate.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Norlene, their four children, Lynne (Derild), Kenna (Donald), John (Milt), Wade (Inkham), brother Dean (Janet), brother-in-law Charles Nelson, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 750 W. Richards St. in Fallon. Visitation will begin at 10 with the funeral at 11.
Hurley Allen Gunn, Jr.
Hurley Allen “Pete” Gunn, Jr. age 91, passed away on May 3 after a brief illness. He was born April 10, 1927 in Lebanon, Mo.
He moved to Hawthorne in 1962 and retired from the base in 1981.
He is survived by his children: Allen (Kaye) Gunn of Spring Creek; Allene (Jim) Busch of Fernley; Sandra Mattson of Hawthorne; Cheryl (Gerald) Spear of Hawthorne and Mark Gunn of Reno; brother, Donald of Missouri and sister, Barbara (Melvin) Burns of Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, nine grandchildren and 16 great grand children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two sisters; a brother; daughter and grandson.
He will be inurned at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He will be missed by all.