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David T. Adamson, 78

David T. Adamson was born December 24, 1944, in Great Falls, Montana, and passed away July 8, 2023, in Sheridan, Montana. Dave grew up ranching in Fort Benton and Augusta.

Dave served a mission for Jesus Christ in Brazil from 1964 to 1966 and then attended college in Cedar City, Utah, and Logan, Utah. He graduated from USU in 1970 with a Bachelor's degree in Ag Econ.

He worked on the 2 Bar ranch in Wheatland and Laramie, Wyoming. There he met and married Irene Smith who could ride and rope with the best of them, a match surely made in Heaven. They managed the Polo Ranch at Big Horn, Wyoming for a couple of years and then moved to Reno Creek Ranch near Crow Agency, Montana, and managed it for Peterson Cattle Company until it was sold. They gained a daughter, Renee, while there.

The family then continued in ranch management on the Becker ranch near Vale, Oregon. Dave also went into real estate while there. After a while, they gained a son Jake and then moved to Glasgow, Montana, and continued in ranch management for Page Widdum. They took a short side trip to Fargo, North Dakota before returning to Bozeman, Montana.

He purchased a Rainbow International carpet cleaning business and began a different and very busy lifestyle. After a few years, he sold that and dove headfirst back into real estate. He became a broker and formed Montana Property Consultants selling land all over Montana.

He bought a little place at Cardwell, Montana. The UD Bar became a gathering place for the grandkids and many fond memories were made. Irene raised calves while Dave sold property. They bought another place in Deer Lodge, Montana, and lived there for a while. After selling that property, they moved back to their place in Cardwell until about 2018, when they sold the UD Bar and built a home on 18 acres south of Whitehall. During their time in Cardwell, Dave served as Bishop of the Whitehall Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for five years.

Dave is survived by Irene, his loving wife of 51 years; daughter Renee and her children Mikaela and Payton; son Jake and his partner Heather and her children Abi and Cash; and his older brother Lane, his wife Charlie, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dave left an impression on everyone he met and loved to tell his many life stories. The picture above is of Dave in his prime. He will be missed and never forgotten.

Memorial service will be held Friday, July 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 41 Mormon Lane in Whitehall, Montana at 1 PM. Reception to follow.


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