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Stephen Leroy Adams

Baggs, Wyo., resident Stephen Leroy Adams died Nov. 10, 2002, at his home. He was 74.

Adams was born May 24, 1928, in Rawlins, Wyo., to Francis Leroy and Hannah Mae (Faul) Adams. He was raised and attended school in Baggs. He then attended the University of Wyoming for one year.

On Dec. 7, 1949, he married Anna Mae Fleming.

Adams was a man of all trades. He worked in Mines in Ely, Nev., was a truck driver for Cow Creek Sheep Co., a heavy equipment operator and foreman for L.H. Weber Construction Co., and worked for the soil conservation board and the pest control board before deciding to ranch.

The Adams’ bought a ranch west of Baggs that was the headquarters for the old Figure 4 Cattle Company. Adams was very interested in and dedicated to soil and water conservation and served both locally and nationally in this endeavor. He was instrumental in bringing about the water storage in the Little Snake River Valley.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and enjoyed running wild horses, hunting and at one time was a bull rider and a darn good bareback bronc rider. He like to tell jokes, especially blond jokes and pull practical jokes on people.

Adams is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Adams, of Baggs; daughters, Debbie (Doug) Boykin, of Encampment, Wyo., and Dolly (Tony) Belus, of Sheridan, Wyo.; sons, Stephen F. (Carolyn) Adams, of Baggs, Mike Adams, of Rawlins, Wyo., and Pat (Susan) Adams, of Baggs; grandchildren, Stephanie Broom, Nathan Adams, Casey Adams, Warren Adams, Kristina Wells, Amber Adams, Boots Wells, Logan Adams, Jordan Belus and Kailee Adams; sisters, Ruth Weimer, of Golden, Colo., Jean Sheperd, of Saratoga, Wyo., and Janalee Grooman, of Glendale, Ariz.; and brother, Dick Adams of Prescott, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were Nov. 15, 2002, at the Little Snake River School with Paul Prestrud officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Noyes Health Clinic or Snake River Ambulance Service in care of Grant Mortuary.


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