Olive Rose Lunt Smith passed away early the morning of November 29, 2000 at the Federal Heights Nurs-ing Center of causes incident to age.

Born March 22, 1909 she was the last of ten children in the family of Henry W. Lunt and Rose Hunter of Cedar City, Utah.

Olive grew up in Cedar City, the dau-ghter of a prominent sheepman and com-munity leader and a pioneer homemaker. She attended scho-ols in Cedar includ-ing the Branch Agri-cultural College. She moved with her parents to Salt Lake City where she attended LDS High School and the University of Utah. While at the "U", she pledged Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

Olive married Gerald Gay Smith in the Salt Lake Temple on June 5, 1931. All of their married life she became his "Rose" as he expressed his love regularly to her with tender affection.

They became the parents of Susan Gay Smith (Thomas E. Curtis), Gerald Gay "Chip" Smith, Jr. (Carol Ronnow) and Craig Lunt Smith (Tami Bartley). She loved her children, 13 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchil-dren. She was known affectionately to her grandchildren as "Nama" a term verbalized by her oldest grandchild.

She moved with her husband to Washington D.C. following graduation from the "U", where they lived and worked with close friends before re-locating to Los Angeles, CA. When they returned to Salt Lake City, they resided on Diestel Road for many years.

Olive was called to serve on the General Board of the Primary Association of the LDS Church. She also served in her ward Relief Society presidency and taught the Young Women while making contributions in various civic activities.

She accompanied her husband on his assignment as president of the Eastern States Mission serving as Mission "mother" to the many missionaries she has loved and enjoy-ed through the years. She was ever a though-tful and considerate support to her husband in his government assignments and other employment as well as various church assignments. They lived in Mesa, AZ for a time where she assisted her husband in his calling as director of the Mesa Visitor's Center.

Olive was a marvelous homemaker and cook, entertaining many friends in her home through the years. Her great joy was her family! She and her husband enjoyed varied and wonderful circles of friends.

Olive enjoyed traveling to many beautiful parts of the world with her husband, friends and family members. A family beach vacation with all of the children and grandchildren to the Laguna Beach area of California was a joy to her and her family for many years, and the tradition continues with her children and grandchildren.

As the passing years began to slow her down, she spent her days in her apartment at the West Temple Apartments and later in the Federal Heights Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Salt Lake City. She greatly appreciated receiving the loving care of her husband who was at her side daily and her family members. The family appreciates the loving care of the many care-givers at the care center.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 4th at 12 noon in the LDS 14th Ward Chapel at 142 W 200 N in Salt Lake City. Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the Ward. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.