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Ada Lora Anderson Kinsman

May 20, 1938 — April 12, 2022

5/20/1938 ~ 4/12/2022

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; Ada Lora Anderson Kinsman. returned to our Heavenly Father on April 12th, 2022 at the age of 83. She passed away at her daughter’s home in Riverton, Utah. Ada was born May 20th, 1938 to James Cleon Anderson and Selma Jensen in Fairview, Utah. She was the twelfth of thirteen children. She attended elementary school at Fairview, and high school at North Sanpete in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. In her younger years, Ada was very adventurous. She loved to climb trees, and with her older sister Elma hopped on the train in Fairview and ran away to visit grandparents in Ephraim, Utah.  She had chores on the farm; and was in charge of feeding the chickens and gathering their eggs. Ada enjoyed being present as the cows were milked, as she loved fresh milk.  When she later lived in Salt Lake City with roommates, Ada discovered she loved bowling – joining a league and having great fun.  She possessed a tremendous love of life, and always enjoyed seeing and experiencing new things. 

She married the love of her life Donald Joseph Kinsman on June 3rd, 1960 in the Manti Utah Temple. Don and Ada began their married life in northern Utah, before settling in Fairview to raise their eight children among extended family and many friends. While Don worked at various jobs; Ada took an active role in her children’s lives, and in making the family’s house a home.

Ada found her greatest joy and happiness in her family. She loved all family gatherings and reunions, spending time at the cabin, and the July 24th Parade and other festivities in Fairview.

Ada was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed many close and dear friendships with her various ward families. All who met her felt her kind and loving spirit. She served in many church callings including Relief Society and Young Women President, and exhibited a perfect love for our Savior. Don and Ada served full-time in the Ukraine Donetsk mission, in the Mesa Institute of Religion Mission at Mesa Community College, and in the Slovenia Croatia Mission.

Ada is survived by her husband Don Kinsman, children Ruth Ann (Thomas) Milner, Judy (Marc) Moesser, Noreen (Doug) Miller, Chad Kinsman, Doug (Jeri) Kinsman, Russ (Jenni) Kinsman, Lora (George) Young, Heidi McCabe, 45 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren – along with her brothers Ernel, Lowell and Oren (Sandra) Anderson; and her sister Elma Olsen.

A viewing will be held Friday evening April 15th from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Rasmussen Mortuary located at 96 N 100 W in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.  Another viewing will be held Saturday April 16th between 9:30am and 10:30am at the Fairview 1st Ward Chapel, located at 122 S State Street in Fairview, Utah – with the Funeral Services beginning there immediately afterward at 11:00am.  Interment will follow at the Fairview City Cemetery.

The Recorded services will be available for 60 days from 4/16/2022

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