beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Donna
Smith, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2012 in American
Donna Mae Crockett Smith was born in Pocatello, Idaho on
May 5, 1929. Her parents were Squire Franklin and Elizabeth
Bailey Crockett. She spent much of her childhood at her
grandparents’ home as she was the first grandchild
on either side of the family. She had an idyllic childhood.
She had two brothers, Eldon, who passed away at birth and
Most of her school years were spent in Pocatello. After
she graduated, she went onto Idaho State University and
met Verald Alton Smith in the spring of 1947. They were
married on May 29, 1949 and were devoted to one another
until Smitty’s death in 2003. They lived in Sunnyvale,
California where Smitty worked for Lockheed Aerospace and
Donna worked for Morris Plan. Three children blessed their
marriage: Jacqueline Kay De Young, Randall Eldon Smith and
Sandra Lee Phillips. In 1988 they moved from California
and bought their dream home in Alpine, Utah to be with their
family and grandchildren.
Donna loved people. She loved to talk. She loved to shop
and decorate her home. She loved traveling with Smitty and
they spent much of their time after retirement traveling
together to over 14 foreign countries and most of the United
States. She loved being surrounded by her friends and family.
She easily made friends. Her life has been one of service
in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She
and Smitty were sealed in the Jordan River Temple in 1992.
This was one of Donna’s happiest days as now she was
sealed to her family. She was a fourth generation member
of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Donna was a very giving person and never said a bad word
about anyone. Every girl was "pretty" to Donna.
She was legendary for her gifts to people especially children.
She will be missed by all her knew her.
She is survived by a brother; Rod Crockett (Cathy) of Orem.
Three children, Sandra (Von Phillips) Highland; Randy (Janmarie)
Orem and Jacqueline (Bruce Deyoung) Saint George, 13 Grandchildren,
Richard De Young, Shelley (Ryan Cottam ) John De Young (Alicia),
Lorien (Jake Hall), Dani (Dave Hoagland), Scott Phillips
(Ashlee), Shelby (Tom Andra), Haleigh Phillips, Tom Smith,
Sean Smith, AJ Smith (Mica), Andrea (Jake Hansen), and 18
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012
at 11:00 am in the Highland 34th LDS Ward Chapel, 11605
North 6000 West, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may
call Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services
at the church. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery.