Adam M. Duncan, 72, died on May 22, 2000, of complications from late-stage Parkinson's and Alzheimer Diseases.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Adam A. and Violet Duncan. He received his law degree from the University of Utah and practiced law for 43 years.He was a prominent trial attorney and civil leader, as well as the founder of the Utah Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

From 1957 to 1961, he served as a member of the Utah Legislature, where he sponsored a number of pieces of important legislation.

In 1995, he and his wife retired to Coronado, California, where he passed away. He was a great intellect who loved his family and the practice of law. He touched may people's lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Shirlene Hardin Duncan and his four children: Heather, San Diego, CA; Holly, Portland, OR.; Adam D., Los Angeles, CA; and Jonathan H., Portland, OR. He is also survived by five grandchildren, who brought him great joy in the last years of his life.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2000 at 12 noon in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive.

There will be a visitation from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charities of your choice.