Our dear Adrien left our family on Saturday September 4, 2021, to return to our Father in Heaven. We’re sure there were many friends and relatives who welcomed him eagerly, but our hearts are broken by his absence. He had a special way of filing our life, and it will be so different to have him out of our presence, but we know he will be waiting for the day we are all reunited.
Adrien Auguste Aicard was born in Maywood, California on February 3, 1944, to Aime Auguste Aicard and Venice Catherine Meadows. He was the oldest of three children including younger brother Gary (still living) and sister Jan who preceded him in death in 1990.
Adrien grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Cleveland high school in 1961. One of his favorite past times was going fishing at the ocean with his stepdad Richard Reed. He also enjoyed working in the yard and learning how to plant vegetables and fruit trees, growing food for the family, something he carried on here in Boise/Meridian the last 32 years, having a massive garden every year and winning money/blue ribbons at the Western Idaho Fair for his efforts. We are going to miss his expertise and beautiful flowers dotting the yard.
After high school, Adrien attended some college but decided with the draft, he should probably enlist. He loved the ocean and boating, so he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving four years. Many times, he lamented that he didn’t stay longer.
Adrien attended airline school after the Navy and ended up working for the airlines, which allowed him to travel all over the world. He would often take his sister Jan with him, and these were great memories. One story he would tell was about a bunch of fellow workers deciding to go to Switzerland. The very first day he made it to the slopes very eager to show off his form, however as he came down the hill, he hit a dip and got a hairline fracture in both of his ankles. The rest of the trip was spent in front of the fireplace while his friends waved at him as they skied by.
Adrien had many occupations in his lifetime. One being the skipper of a sea urchin diving boat for seven years, while building his own 45’ MotorSailer Ketch. He was also an expert taper and texturer, and a superb tile setter. In fact, two weeks before he passed, he was taping and texturing for his son’s business.
Adrien came to Boise in 1989 to marry his longtime friend, Beverly. They reconnected at a high school reunion; dated, wrote letters, incurred very high phone bills, and decided they wanted to “grow old together”. On New Year’s Day, just after midnight, they were married in Bev’s home with all her children present and spent the next 32 years together as best friends, total companions and in love with each other and life. In 2004 Adrien and Beverly were sealed in the Boise Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and look forward to the eternities together.
Adrien and Beverly share a large family with eight children between them, 4 boys and 4 girls, 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. – Adrien was given the name “Grumpa” by his grandson Trace, out of love, and it has continued as a sign of love and respect by everyone.
We know he felt bad about leaving us, but God had work for him to do. We love Adrien and will always have stories to tell until we meet again and reunite as a family.
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