Marcia Darlene Adams Leak, 82, passed away peacefully in her home on October 22, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
Marcia (Granny) was born on December 31, 1940 in Porterville, Utah to Kenneth and Gwen Adams. She was the fourth of eight children. She grew up on the family farm and learned from a young age how to work hard. As a teenager, she and her friends enjoyed going to Jay’s Café for a Coke and fries and loved going to Como to swim and skate. She was a member of the first Morgan High School drill team.
After attending school together for twelve years, Marcia asked Gary Wayne Leak (Grumpy) to the girls’ choice dance their senior year. Less than a year thereafter, they were married on February 19, 1960. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on February 10, 1965 for time and all eternity. They were blessed with four children: Michelle, Wade, Melissa, and Maggee. Gary and Marcia loved to dance and could boot scootin’ boogie with the best of them; they even taught country line dancing for years with their dear friends Paul and Vanna Carter. They loved music and passed that love down to their children and grandchildren.
Marcia spent many years teaching 4-H classes, serving as an election judge, and volunteering in the Exhibit Building with the Morgan County Fair. When her youngest children were in school all day, she worked at Ray’s Meat Shop. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served for over 25 years in the Primary and served for many years in the Relief Society Presidency as the compassionate service leader. Many families’ funeral luncheons were made better by Marcia’s organization and love.
Granny took great pride in her home and always kept it immaculate. She could spot a cobweb from a mile away. Her grandchildren remember coming to her home on Saturday mornings and they’d catch Granny in her housecoat vacuuming, dusting, and mopping. Some of her oldest grandchildren remember camping trips with Granny and Grumpy and recall that even up in the dust and the mud, Granny insisted on keeping a clean trailer.
She was a wonderful cook and would serve her family and those she cared for with homemade meals that filled their tummies and their hearts. She always said, “If you leave this house hungry, it’s your own damn fault.” Granny was sassy and opinionated and would tell you like it is, but you were always better for it, and it always came from a place of love.
Whenever there was someone in need, Marcia would rise to the occasion to help. She was a selfless person with a huge heart who took care of her family, the elderly, and the sick, and she did so with great patience, always remaining humble. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She celebrated their achievements, encouraged them when the going got tough, and picked them up when they felt like giving up. She always had a way of making you feel like you had the conviction and courage to keep going. Her great grandchildren were her pride and joy, and their visits always brought immeasurable joy and laughter into her life.
Her family will dearly miss the strength, kindness, and light she always provided to them and to her many friends and neighbors.
She is survived by her husband of 63 Years Gary Wayne Leak; her daughter Michelle Petersen (Alfred); her son Wade Leak (Jay Yost); her daughter Melissa Carter (Cody); and her youngest daughter Maggee Stapley (Kurt), in addition to her 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters Iris Heiner and Sylvia Germer (Doug), and her three brothers Kenneth Adams (Marie), Les Adams (Gaylene), and Chet Adams (Joan).
She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Gwen Adams; her husband’s parents Wayne and Thelma Leak; and her sisters Connie Hanney and Alice Preece.
Our family would like to thank the many friends, relatives, and neighbors that have offered kind words, meals, and support during this difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff at Mckay Dee Hospital that cared for Marcia, as well as our Hospice Nurse Thomas that cared for her during her final days.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Porterville Church. Viewings will be held on Friday, October 27, at Walker Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at the South Morgan Cemetery.
For those who would prefer to make a charitable contribution in her honor Marcia always loved children and appreciated the work of Primary Children Hospital.