Ada Smith Howlett, 94, died July 28, 1995 in Draper.
Ada was born March 1, 1901 in Draper to Lauritz Heber Smith and Emma Wright Shipley. She has lived in Draper all of her life, except for teaching school in Idaho for a year at age 20, followed by an LDS mission in the Central States and teaching school in Kanosh, Utah where she met E. Golden Howlett.They were married June 9, 1926 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Ada and Golden raised seven children, Joyce H. Broderick, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elaine H. Puckett, Springville; Glen G. Howlett, Sandy; Lois H. Scott, Draper; Bryce L. Howlett, Anchorage, Alaska; Mary H. Marble, Phoenix; and Grant S. Howlett, Columbus, Ohio.
She and the family have been active in the LDS Church, serving in all organizations. Ada and Golden spent 18 years working together in the Salt Lake Temple prior to his death in 1980 and she worked in the Jordan River Temple.
Ada called herself a "Plain Dirt Farmer", growing flowers to share at church on Sundays as well as with family and friends. She loved the LDS hymns and read from the scriptures daily.
She taught her children her love of the gospel, love of family and beauties of nature. She was an artist, a gardener, a musician, a teacher, a poet, a story teller, a church worker, a seamstress and a scriptorian.
She has 47 grandchildren, 117 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services Friday, August 4, 12 noon, Draper 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 1617 East 12700 South. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Thursday 6-8 p.m. and at the ward on Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Draper Cemetery.
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