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Obituary for Mary Holland Smith

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Mary Holland Smith

May 13, 1920 - June 15, 2014

Mary Holland Smith
May 13, 1920 – June 15, 2014

Mary Holland Smith passed away peacefully in her sleep, June 15, 2014. She was born May 13, 1920 in Provo, UT to Harvey E. Holland and Estella Heywood.

Mary moved to Salt Lake City as a young woman where she attended schools and graduated from South High School.

Mary was a telephone operator and she was very proud of being one of the first telephone operators at HAFB.

Mary married William John Smith at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA in December 1942. Their marriage was later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They raised their family in South Ogden, UT. She has been an active member of the LDS Church.

Mary loved to travel with her husband John. She was an avid bird watcher and loved birds.

Mary is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mark (Martie) Smith, Martin (Cher King) Smith; daughter, Kristine (Fred) Williams. She is survived by three sisters, Grace Anderson, Betty Petersen, Juanita Perry, as well as 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and many foster children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, one son Russell and two grandsons, Tim and Ryan.

A Celebration to Commemorate her Life will be held at the Graveside on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Family will greet friends on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden and prior to the service from 10:00 -10:40 a.m.

The family would like to thank Pheasant View Assisted Living and Envision Hospice, especially Rhoda for her tender care.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: May 13, 1920
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Ronda Sims Corless posted on 6/19/14

Aunt Mary was such a generous, loving person. She was always kind and interested in all of the nieces and nephews. She had a positive attitude. We loved to play with the little babies and small children that she had in foster care. She was accepted by all the family, and we all loved her. I remember her when we all gathered at Grandma's house for birthdays and holidays. She was a beautiful lady who did much good in her life.