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Mary Ellen Dahl Schmidt, 86, died April 9, 1995, in West Jordan, Utah, of natural causes.

She was born February 2, 1909, in West Jordan, Utah, to David Theodore and Amanda Pehrson Dahl. Graduated from Jordan High School in 1926 and attended BYU. She married Joseph James Schmidt on May 25, 1932, in the Salt Lake Temple.A life-long resident of West Jordan and member of the LDS Church, Mary served as Sunday School organist for 60 years. She served on the West Jordan Stake Relief Society Board for many years and taught spiritual living lessons in the Relief Society of her ward. Mary and her husband, Joseph, filled their lives with music and shared their talents with many through the years, Mary accompanying Joseph as he sang at many funerals, church services, etc. Together they sang with the Utah Civic Choral and Salt Lake Oratorio Society for 20 years. They loved travel and their many trips carried them throughout the world. Her love of beauty has filled her home and life with her own writings and beautiful quilts and handwork.

She is survived by her husband and three daughters: Joan (William R.) Moss, South Jordan; Pauline Hansen, Glastonbury, Conn.; Sharon (Richard) Overstake, Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Collin Moss, Tucson, Ariz.; Bradley Hansen, Glastonbury, Conn.; Annette Lingard, Mission, Texas; Kristin Janoe, Sandy; Merrilee Schwab, West Jordan; Conor and Garrett Overstake, Denver, Colo. 12 great-grandchildren brought joy to her later years. Also survived by brothers, Lawrence T., Arthur D. and Harvey A. Dahl; and sister, Elizabeth Daynish.

The family extends special thanks to the staff and workers at South Valley Care Center for their care and kindness during her stay there.

Funeral services Friday, April 14, 1995, at 11 a.m. in the West Jordan Mountain Shadows Stake Center, 8199 South 3200 West. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and Friday 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.

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