Kay Lee Adams

Hurricane, Utah – Kay Lee Adams, 90, passed away on Tuesday the 17th of December 2019. Kay was born on August 14, 1929 in St. George, Utah. He was the son of Lee Adams and Phoebe (Linge) Adams. He was married to his life-long companion, Charlotte Smith on the 25th of September 1948 in the St. George Temple.

Kay was raised in Bunkerville and Logandale, Nevada. After some years of work and of college in both Nevada and Colorado, Kay settled his family down in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked as a land surveyor and was well respected in the civil engineering community of Clark County, Nevada; even serving multiple terms in the elected position of Clark County Surveyor.

After retirement, Kay and Char moved to Hurricane. He loved horses, gardening, and reading. He loved his family, and although he could seem stern at first, the older he got, the more everyone discovered just how soft his heart really was.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte; his brother Larry Adams and six of his seven children: Charlene Black, Tom Adams, John Adams, Lisa Traxler, Dan Adams, and Laura Jones; by 25 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and by one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister Louise Doty, his sister Eleanor Jensen, and his son Steven.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 28th at 1:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hurricane 10th Ward Chapel at 1178 South 700 West, Hurricane, UT. A viewing will be from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Chapel. Interment will take place immediately after services at the Hurricane City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454.



11:30 to 12:30

Second Visitation


1:00 PM


Hurricane Chapel
1178 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT


Hurricane City Cemetery

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2 Responses

  1. I worked with Kay at GCW just prior to his retirement. A special man that I have fond memories for. May God be with you all as you find joy in your memories of him and in your knowledge of our Savior’s Atonement.
    Sincerely, Steve

  2. Kay was a mentor and set the professional example for all land surveyors to follow in Southern Nevada. It was always a pleasure to have a Kay map included in the historical research for a retracement survey. Please accept my sincere condolences at his passing. Kay’s Family and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and Keep Him Close.
    With Respect and Best Regards – Brett

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