1959-2012

Mass of Christian burial will be held for 53-year-old Tom Adams of Vail at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail with burial in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Vail.

Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 4  to 7 p.m. Monday. A rosary will be held at 4 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service at 6 p.m.

Thomas Arthur Adams was born March 12, 1959, a son of Arthur and Joan Harrington Adams. He died at his home near Vail, on Thursday, Aug. 2.  

Tom was born in Carroll, attended St. Ann Catholic School in Vail and high school at Kuemper Catholic School in Carroll, graduating with the Class of 1977. After high school, Tom farmed the family farm near Vail and raised his family. He married Leslie Crane on June 22, 1985, and to this union was born five children. On Feb. 14, 2010, Tom married Kim Bauer Waterbury.

Tom was a loving and caring son, husband, father and grandfather. Attending his sons’ football games and his children’s motocross races were important to Tom. His children were his pride and joy, and he took great pleasure in teaching them to drive.

Snowmobiling and skiing in Colorado were memorable vacations with his family. He was able to work on the farm, raising crops and livestock, a job he loved as time spent outdoors was suitable to him along with camping, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles, and always a good game of cards. Tom was a member of the Hillblazers motorcycle club. He also liked to watch football on TV and go to NASCAR races with friends. He was always ready to lend anyone a helping hand to anyone who needed help. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially with his nieces and nephews. Tom was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail.

Survivors include his wife, Kim of Vail; three sons, Eric and his wife, Heather of Arcadia, Ben and his wife, Krista, and Arthur; one daughter, Sarah, and her special friend, Douglas; one granddaughter, Paige; his mother, Joan; two stepchildren, Ryne and Brooke; four sisters: Mary Faye and her husband, Bruce, Teresa, Susanne and her husband, Don, Maggie and her husband, Paul; one brother, Bill; other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Arthur in 1996; his first wife, Leslie in 2008; a daughter in infancy, Paige in 1986; and one brother-in-law, Jim in 2007.