Donna Myrl Hottinger Smolka, age 77, died in Salt Lake City onJune 1, 1991.
She was born August 28, 1913 in Salt Lake City to Herman and Myrl Harriet Dyer Hottinger. She attended East High School and Stevens Henniger Business College.Her marriage to Clarence Smolka on February 15, 1935, was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on January 9, 1969. She traveled with her husband for several years while he was serving in the U.S. Army and maintained friendships with many of their acquaintances formed during those years. Mrs. Smolka was active in the LDS Church and for many years lived in the Parley's Sixth Ward where she filled positions in Relief Society, in the Scouting program and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She also was active in the Kappa Sigma Mother's Club. Her main joy in life revolved around her family. No occasion was too small to invite everyone for dinner or a barbeque. In later years when she and her husband moved to a large home in Emigration Canyon, the house was always filled with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and neighbors who gave her the greatest pleasure in life.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jimmy, her husband Clarence who died October 28, 1986 and a brother, William Hottinger and a sister, Verna Hottinger Andrew.
She is survived by a brother, Ralph Hottinger and two sisters, Bernice Evans and Jan Jenkel. She also leaves behind her five devoted children and their spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. (Donna Bessie) McClellan, Fish Haven, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. George A. (Susan) Gibson, Riverton, Wyoming, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. (Marilyn) Smolka, Mr.and Mrs. Clarence Don (Geri) Smolka, Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Laura) Smolka, all of Salt Lake City, 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., June 4,1991 at the Monument Park 20th Ward, 2796 East Crestview Drive (1020 So.). Friends may greet the family at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary,3401 So. Highland Drive on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10-11:15 a.m. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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