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Born May 14th, 1947. Returned to her Heavenly Father on August 16th, 2018, with family by her side. She was born to Edwin Merlin Hymas and Delora Hymas in Montpelier, Idaho. She was the oldest of four siblings, Edwin Lee Hymas, Karen Dunifer and Shanna Stratton.
She married Douglas Smith and had two beautiful children, Jarrad Douglas Smith and Shayla Mignon Ketcham. She did whatever it took to raise them as a single mother putting her own wants aside to make sure they did not go without. Her children were her life.
Merla had two grandchildren, Tanner J Ketcham and Madyson Mae Ketcham who she loved with all her heart. Being a Grandmother to them was one of her greatest Joys.
She TRULY was ONE of a kind and did things her own way, with the toughest skin and the softest heart. For example, she would say “It’s my way or the highway” If her kids didn't agree she would say “tough titty said the kitty, but the milk is still good.” Meaning deal with it! She TRULY was the Greatest Mother ♡♡
You’re pretty much our favorite person of all time in the history of forever!
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St, Ogden UT 84403