Sharon LaVene Call Adkins passed away peacefully at the home of her son in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 17, 2020. She was surrounded by loved ones as well as the thoughts and prayers of so many more.
Sharon was born in Boise, Idaho, on March 13, 1938, as the second child to Albert Gaius Call Jr. and LaVene Thomas Call. Her father worked for the IRS, and her mother was a stay-at-home mother. As a teenager, Sharon and her sister Maralee were inflicted with polio. Their mother and sister DeAnn spent many hours taking care of them, helping with schoolwork and helping them fully recover. Sharon graduated from Boise High School in 1956 and soon after married her eternal companion, Ivan Dean Adkins, son of Harold William Adkins and Harriet Priel Wardle Adkins Ricks. They were married in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple on August 6, 1957.
Sharon was a beloved, eternal wife to her husband, Dean, who preceded her in death in 2014. Her love and support of Dean for 56 years was an example to all of us. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sons Robb and Brad and 2 infant sons, her grandson Hayden Adkins and sister Maralee Coltrin. She is survived by her son David and his wife Suzanne Adkins (Utah), son Mark Adkins and Joni Meilahn (Minnesota), daughter-in-law Loreli Adkins (Utah), daughter Lori and her husband Brett Deschamps (California), daughter Debbie Juarez (Boise), brother Gay and his wife Karen Call (Boise), sister DeAnn and her husband Gary Lloyd (Utah), brother-in-law Dale and his wife Natalie Coltrin (Melba) and sister-in-law Wilma Adkins (Utah).
Sharon was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several auxiliaries, including Relief Society, Young Women’s and Primary. Her love for others was evident by her service in the church, to her family and others. Her love and compassion was felt the moment you met her. To know Sharon was to be loved by her. She had a deep love for her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and strived daily to be more like them. She taught her children their teachings by her example and her love of the Gospel.
Sharon enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting and made blankets for each of her grand and great-grandchildren, up until she could no longer sew. She loved playing the piano and singing and could be counted on for singalongs on road trips across country or to the grocery store. She sang in the church choir for many years and woke her children up each morning with the song “Good Morning, Merry Sunshine.”
Sharon will be remembered by her family for her annual Family Christmas Party, which lives on through her nieces and nephews, her fudge, and great sense of humor. We all miss her greatly and look forward to the day we will be together again.
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