español English

Obituary for Linda Lou Smith Child

Linda Lou Smith Child thumbnail

Linda Lou Smith Child

October 21, 1935 - April 7, 2017

Our loving mother, Linda Lou Smith Child, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at her home in Clinton, Utah.  She was surrounded by her family and loving husband.  She was born in Springville, Utah.  She attended Weber High and Brigham Young University in Education, and later earned her Masters at Weber State University.

She married her sweetheart Ray Child in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on October 2, 1958 and had five children.  She taught music for Davis County School District for 31 years, mostly in Clinton and other surrounding schools.

She taught private violin lessons at her home for over 50 years.  Her love for music allowed her to serve our Heavenly Father at weddings, ward dinners, musical programs, sacrament meetings as well as funerals.

She started and managed the Utah Old Timers Fiddlers Association.

She loved to travel to Israel and many countries.  She loved to read books and cook authentic foreign meals.  She loved to do genealogy and family history.  She was often heard saying “Ray is cultivated, but I am cultured.”

She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  She spent her life teaching others to play the violin and always willing to freely serve and share her talents.

She is survived by her husband Ray E. Child and her brother, Steven Smith.  She is also survived by her five children:  David (Lori-deceased), Cherilyn (Dan), Cindy (Brent), Ron (Shalyn) and Jamie.  At the time of her death she had 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A viewing in her honor will be held on Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Clinton 12th Ward Building, 1708 W. 800 N., Clinton, UT.   Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location with a viewing preceding from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm -

Clinton 12th Ward Building

Address:

1708 W. 800 N.
Clinton, Utah

| Map


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Clinton 12th Ward Building

Address:

1708 W. 800 N.
Clinton, Utah

| Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

| Map


 

Life Event Timeline

View Timeline Post an Event

Timeline for Linda Lou Smith Child

Born: October 21, 1935
 
July 11, 1996
Inside Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Inside Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Died: April 7, 2017

Condolences for Linda Lou Smith Child

Linda Essler posted on 4/11/17

The picture that is posted here is exactly what comes to my mind when I think of Linda. She has such a beautiful smile and her eyes sparkle! When I learned of her passing that image is precisely what came to my mind. I always enjoyed the time I spent with Linda, she will be dearly missed. My thoughts are prayers are with your family at this time.

 

Annette Hemsley posted on 4/9/17

Linda was a truly beautiful lady. She leaves her talent behind, which is shared by many she taught. Heaven is enjoying her music!

 

6