LaVon Adams Brooks

LaVon Adams Brooks died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, February 14, 2020.

She was born to John Morgan and Katie Gertrude Briggs Adams in Washington City, Utah on March 25, 1928. LaVon was raised in Washington City and graduated from Dixie High School, Class of 1946.

Shortly after graduating from high school, she married the love of her life, Clarence James Brooks. They welcomed their first child, Katie Marie in 1947. While Clair went to Korea to serve his country, LaVon began her 28-year career with Mountain Bell Telephone Company.

Upon his return, Clair and LaVon moved to Provo Utah for Clair to complete his education. While in Provo, their family grew with the births of Connie James and Julie Clare. Their family and education complete; they settled in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City, Utah. LaVon excelled in her career while raising their family and retired as one of the first women to achieve second level management in the Bell System with Yellow Page Advertising.

LaVon was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several Church callings including a mission to Greensborough, Pennsylvania.

Clair and LaVon came home to Southern Utah to retire. LaVon enjoyed making quilts, bottling jam, preaching preparedness and conservative politics. In her own words she struggled with “tact and finesse,” but her wise counsel always came from a caring, generous heart.

LaVon is preceded in death by her husband Clair, her five brothers and one sister and her daughter, Katie. She leaves behind her daughters Connie and Julie. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on February 22, 2020 at the Morningside Chapel 930 S Morningside Dr. St George, UT. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 followed by the funeral service at 11:00. Interment to follow funeral at the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Dr. St. George, UT.

Arrangements under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign her online guestbook at



9:30-10:30 am

Second Visitation


11:00 am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
930 S Morningside Dr. St George, UT 84790


Tonaquint City Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770

Guest Book

6 Responses

  1. LaVon Until we meet again. We have been good friends through school years
    and continued all through our lives. So glad the past few years since our husbands
    have passed we have shared the time to care. The class of “46” has dwindled down.
    Never thought the two of us would be the last. See you later LaVon. Irerne

  2. To the family….we are so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a unique and fun lady. She would always sit in front of us at church (Pine Valley) and she’d always speak with us and make sure all was well. So glad she finally gets to be with your Dad…..Another Pine Valley couple gone…but not forgotten!

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