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1909 ~ 2003

Edith Smith Hoffman, 94, passed away on September 28, 2003 from natural causes. Her family surrounded her in celebration of her life.

She was born on July 26, 1909, to Albert and Sarah Alice Robinson Smith in Panguitch, Utah. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Edith married Raymond Richard Hoffman on October 14, 1927, later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

Ray and Edith were led to Draper in 1936 and became a part of the farming community. They raised their family with a strong work ethic and sense of family unity. Edith's life was one of great service to her Church, family, neighbors and friends. She loved to be involved in service to others. She served in various Church callings and for many years as Ward or Stake Young Women's MIA President. She had a strong testimony and knowledge of the scriptures and was an outstanding gospel doctrine teacher. Edith and Ray served a church mission in Nova Scotia in 1973. Edith served as a guide on Temple Square and in various functions at the Jordan River Temple. A member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, holding executive positions, she was also actively engaged in genealogy.

Edith is loved by many and will be remembered for riding her three wheel bicycle around the streets of "old" Draper with a basket filled with homemade bread and goodies for her neighbors and friends. Her quick and bright smile was her trademark. Mom, you are "a duck, a bear, and a birdie"(Edith-ese for awesome, wonderful, and one-of-a- kind)! You are loved and you will be missed!

Survived by her children, Ronald (Diane) Hoffman, Sharlene (David) Moore, Kent (Sandy) Hoffman, Stan (Kathy) Hoffman, and Nan (Harold) Adams, daughter-in-law, 25 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, Also survived by a sister, Faye Worthen and brothers, Grover and Kay Smith. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and her oldest son, Harold.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday October 2nd at the Draper Corner Canyon 7th Ward Chapel, 13366 S. 1300 East in Draper. A viewing will be held at the chapel on Wednesday evening Oct. 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Interment will be at Draper City Cemetery. Arrangements by SereniCare, Funeral Directors.