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DEATH: GRACE ASHTON JONES SMITH

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Grace Ashton Jones Smith has "gone home" after a full like of 94 years. She died, fittingly it seemed to us, on Mother's Day, May 8, 1994 in Bountiful, Utah.

pShe was born on October 16, 1899 at Winn Farm near Enoch and Cedar City, Utah, the 23rd child of her father John Lee Jones and the ninth child of her mother, Betty Marsden Walker. She married Stanley Abner Smith on January 14, 1919 in the Temple at St. George, Utah. They made their home in Enoch but moved to Bountiful, Utah in 1956.

She served in many church positions and faithfully supported her husband in his 35 continuous years in church leadership positions, including 11 years as bishop; she was a most loving, compassionate mother; she worked, it seemed, tirelessly during depression days, raising chickens, milking cows, churning butter to help support her family, but her most noticeable gifts was music. Here she seemed to have a desire, even a need, to impart to others her talents and love. Because of her beautiful voice and natural gift at the piano, she was in constant demand for funerals, in church functions and especially for the famous old-time dances at Enoch.

In 1964, Stan and Grace accepted a call to serve as missionaries in England, and upon returning, in 1966, another call for 10 years as workers in the Salt Lake Temple.

Preceded her in death by all of her brothers and sisters, her husband and her third son, Drex LaNar.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters: Ashton Lee (Mathel), Gordon Albert (Delores), Stanley Udell (Avis), Anna LaRue Turner (Gerry), all living in Bountiful, Utah, and Grace Marie Dennis (Ronald), living in Provo, Utah. Besides her five living, her posterity now is extended to 30 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Thursday, May 12, 1994 at the Bountiful 2nd Ward Chapel, 650 So. 200 East, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A service will also be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 1994 at the Enoch Wards building, Enoch, Utah. Friends may call one half hour before this service. Interment at Cedar City Cemetery. Funeral directors: Russon Bros. Bountiful Mortuary.

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