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Obituary: SMITH, SELMA

Published: Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 6:59 a.m. MST

Selma Louise Adlard Smith "LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, & GAMMY"

On a beautiful sunny spring morning, March 23, 2011, this lovely person, while surrounded by her family, left this life for a better place to receive the reward she richly deserved. What a great example you were to us as you courageously fought to finally get on the liver transplant list. Obviously, our Father in Heaven had bigger and better plans for you. "Tick" was born September 4, 1948 in Independence, Missouri to John Thomas and Leah Anne Greenwood Adlard. She attended schools in the Independence area and graduated from Raytown High School. "Sel" majored in theater while attending College of Eastern Utah for 2 years. "Selli" married her eternal companion, Jerry David Smith on May 26, 1972 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they raised five beautiful children while residing in Independence and Buckner MO, Omaha and Lincoln NE, West Valley City, UT and finally in Syracuse, Utah. Selma served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Having a true love of children, the Lord called her to serve mostly with the Primary. We can't think of any position she didn't serve in, including Ward and Stake Primary President. She had a way about her with children that fostered respect and friendships that have lasted through the years. She especially enjoyed babysitting infants; we're surprised that she didn't pay the parents to care for their kids. She also enjoyed helping and teaching young mothers how to care for their children. She should have been a pediatrician; Dr. Fox would always ask for and value her opinion, which was usually correct, when examining our children for an occasional illness. Selma loved many other things, some of which were trees, flowers, birds, a good book, a drive in the country, music, the theater, a good movie, a soldier in uniform and the American Flag and what it stands for. She is survived by her husband Jerry, Syracuse Ut. Children: Alisa (Quinn) Frampton, Clinton, Ut.; Jeremy (Karla) Smith, Layton, Ut.; Natalie (Mick) Hewitt, So. Jordan, Ut.; Miranda (Spencer) Winward, Ogden, Ut.; Corban (Anna) Smith, Roy, Ut. Grandchildren: seven girls and eight boys. Brother: John T. (Mary Jane) Adlard III, Odessa, Mo.; Nancy (Dick) Hansen, Mesa, Az. Friends and family may visit Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City. Services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 11 a.m. at Syracuse, Heritage Ward, viewing prior to the service, 9:45-10:45a.m., 1475 W. 700 S., Syracuse, Utah. Interment at Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 So. Camp Williams Road (Redwood Road), Riverton, Utah (Immediately North of Camp Williams). Condolences to the family may be made to: www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com