Daniel Robert Adams of Erda, Utah, died peacefully in his sleep in his Provo home the morning of Nov. 2, 2017, at 22 years of age. Daniel was born Feb. 11, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dan loved collecting things, eating out, going to movies, and spending time with his brother Jeff. Dan and his brother were adopted on June 10, 2002, and were sealed to our family in the Salt Lake Temple on July 19, 2002.
Dan was born with Cornelia De Lange Syndrome. He taught us more than we ever thought possible about loving and accepting others. He expanded our view and deepened our love. We are eternally grateful to you Dan. You will be missed.
Daniel is survived by his parents Robert and Cindy Adams; his brother Jeffery Adams; his sisters Carolyn (Alex), Sharon Renee, Makayla (Jordan) and Siera; four adorable nieces; grandparents Deonne Grappendorf, Sharon Adams, Steve and Carolyn Walker, and Michael Paul and Vida Frieden.
It took a village to care for Daniel and we gratefully recognize the love and support of many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. We also love and recognize the Rise staff, NES work force, and Daniel’s Chrysalis family who made such a difference to his quality of life and for the friendships he made there.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kramer Family Funeral Home of West Valley City. Daniel’s funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 in the Erda Chapel, 323 E. Erda Way in Erda. There will be a visitation at 9 a.m. prior to the service. He will be laid to rest in the Stansbury City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Daniel’s GoFundMe page would be appreciated to help cover funeral and burial costs.