Marilyn Luvena Wise Smith, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in St. George, Utah. She was born July 23, 1934, in Inglewood, California, the youngest of three children born to Cecil Roberto Wise and Nettie Aileen Hay.
On Aug. 5, 1952, Marilyn married Alvin “Bud” Bryon Smith in Redondo Beach, California and they were happily married for 64 years. They were later sealed in the Logan Utah LDS Temple with their two daughters.
Marilyn was brought up in Hermosa Beach, California, and met Bud during high school. They later moved to Tahoe City, California, spending eight years living among the pines and playing hard on Lake Tahoe. Moving to Carson City, Nevada, to escape the heavy snows at Tahoe, they continued to enjoy the Sierra Nevada Mountains and traveling abroad. In 2012 they moved to St. George, Utah, to be close to their daughter, Lois.
Marilyn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had many friends through her service and callings. She was a very giving person, serving in many capacities throughout her life. When she was younger, she thoroughly enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitch, and her home is full of her beautiful work. She enjoyed being the area representative in Carson City for ordering bulk chocolate for “food storage.” She was in the service of her family until the very end of her life.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Bud, daughters: Lois (Kevin) Jensen of St. George, Utah, and Linda (Rick) Whimple of Fallon, Nevada; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Robert and William.
The family would like to thank Care to Stay Home, Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center, Beehive Homes and Applegate Hospice for their loving care.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at the Tonaquint Cemetery. A visitation was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. prior to services at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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