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Emma Lois Smith

September 28, 1941 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 76)

Emma Lois Smith returned to her Father in Heaven and her waiting family on April 10, 2018.  She was born to Philip Otto Smith and LaVern Allen Smith on September 28, 1941 in Richfield, Utah.  

Born with Cerebral Palsy, at age three the doctors told her family she would never walk and would never talk. Emma’s mother was not going to settle for that and was the push and cheerleader throughout her life.  With an unwavering determination and continual practice, wearing blocks of wood on her shoes, she learned to walk. A wonderful speech teacher, Mrs. Gee, gave her training and confidence to speak.  Writing was too difficult, so Emma began to use a typewriter and then a computer.  Her memory was astounding and her life became a hallmark and example for all. Nothing seemed too hard to her. She was forever an optimist. She loved a party, enjoyed a good joke, and liked shopping. Emma loved her cats, black licorice, chocolate, and coke.

Emma lived over sixty years on 1000 South, in Clearfield.  She attended Davis High School, Weber State University and Utah State University, where she earned a Masters Degree in Sociology.  She worked for the IRS and served as a District President in Toastmasters.  She earned numerous awards and honors along the way. She encouraged and gave strength to many friends in life and she was blessed to have kind people to serve and help her.

Emma was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her testimony of the Savior was bright, always trusting that a loving Heavenly Father would provide all that she needed.

Emma is preceded in death by her parents, Phill and LaVern Smith and her two brothers, Garland and Stan Smith.  She is survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Aaron’s Clearfield Mortuary, 1050 S. State, on Saturday, April 14, 2018; Viewing from 10 to 10:45 am and Funeral at 11 am, followed by Interment in the Clearfield Cemetery.


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