Lonnie passed away on Saturday, May 21, in Layton, Utah, surrounded by her loving family. Heaven gained a true angel.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1940, in Logan, Utah, to George Winegar and Alta Bush Winegar. She was the oldest of three children. Her parents later divorced and, when Lonnie was 9, her mother married Sherman Arnold Taylor. He adopted her and her two siblings and he became the best daddy ever. From that marriage, she gained an older brother and then three younger sisters. She loved and adored each one of her siblings.
She married Evan W. Adams on Dec. 22, 1955, in Layton, Utah. They had 3 children, Scott, Sheldon and Sheryl. They were married for 21 years before they divorced.
By a chance meeting, she met Roger W. Cazin in Evanston in July of 1976, and they were married June 25, 1977, and later sealed in the Ogden, Utah, LDS Temple on June 25, 2002, their 25th wedding anniversary. Evanston became her beloved home for the next 44 years.
Lonnie was in the first graduating class from Central Davis Jr. High in Layton, Utah, and was on the committee that picked the school colors and mascot. Later in life, she fulfilled a lifelong dream and earned her GED in 2002 from the Lifelong Learning Center in Evanston.
Lonnie had many talents — cake decorating, crocheting and family history to name a few. She and Roger had their own coin business, “Cazin’s Cache,” and they enjoyed creating their own collection. She also worked at the family business Cazin’s and was very instrumental in its growth.
Lonnie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of the gospel. She served in many callings, but Primary was dear to her heart — she loved children. For 10 summers she ran an ice cream truck called “Gramma’s Yum-Yums” and enjoyed selling ice cream to the local kids. She also filled in as Mrs. Claus and visited the elementary school children at Christmastime.
Her life was one filled with service to others — her husband Roger had muscular dystrophy and she was his full-time caregiver until a few years ago when her health wouldn’t allow her to physically do that anymore.
She was one to always put the needs of others before her own and was quick to give out a compliment or a smile to anyone she’d see. She had a knack for making everyone feel special and loved.
She especially loved Hershey’s chocolate, ice-cold milk, Miracle Whip, butterflies and the color purple — she would say, “Is there any other color?”
Lonnie was very dedicated to her family and loved each one of us so much. She made so many trips from Evanston to Layton to attend family events and never missed a chance to say “I love you.” To know Lonnie was to love her — it couldn’t be helped, she was just so easy to love.
Lonnie is survived by her children, Scott E. (Les) Adams, Sheldon L. (Lana) Adams and Sheryl (David) Kippen — all of Layton, Utah; Six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; her four sisters, Jean, Charlene, Sharma and Mickie; her brother-in-law, Gordon (Terrie) Cazin; and sisters-in-law, Carol McCain and Ann Cazin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. Cazin; her parents; and her two brothers, Darrell and Lee Taylor.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to their dear friends who served her and Roger in countless ways over the years and to the wonderful staff at Sunridge Assisted Living and Atlas Homecare and Hospice of Layton who so lovingly cared for her for the past 15 months.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center located at 721 W. Cheyenne Dr., Evanston. Viewings will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Stake Center, prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Primary Children’s Medical Center in her honor.