-- 1930 ~ 2011 --
Jeanne Davis Smith, 80, passed into the next life on August
31st, 2011 shortly after saying goodbye to her loving family.
Her final days were spent with her daughter, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren by her side, whom she treasured
Born on September 2nd, 1930 in Biddeford, Maine to Theodora
Bragdon and Robert Arthur Davis, Jr., Millie proved early
on that she had a gentle and loving soul. At age sixteen,
she was admitted into the New England Baptist Hospital Nursing
School. She graduated several years later and took a position
as a Registered Nurse in South Boston. There, she met the
handsome naval officer Wayne Smith. In her typical honest
and self-effacing fashion, she was shocked by his attention
and couldn’t believe it when he asked for her hand
in marriage. Millie supported Wayne in his naval career
and they were very happy together. When a tragedy took her
husband from her scarcely six years later, Millie only remembered
the kindness of his family and how they helped her through
the grief. Millie returned to work as a Registered Nurse
as she raised her two children. Her genuine concern and
care for others were her legacy in a career she loved.
When she retired from nursing, Millie continued to love
and care for those around her, including her neighbors and
friends. She is remembered for her honest concern for others,
especially her family. She found great joy in her beloved
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will never forget
how blunt and loving she could be when admonishing them
to take care of themselves.
Millie attended the temple weekly, for as long as she was
able, in one of the many hallmarks of her faith. Her conversion
to the Latter-Day Saint faith late in her life brought her
a peace and security she never had, as well as a great joy
to her daughter.
Millie is survived by her daughter, Jennifer. She is pre-deceased
by her son, Michael, and her husband, Wayne.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 9,
2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Alpine City Cemetery located at
350 North Grove Drive, Alpine, Utah. Friends and family
may call Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Warenski
Funeral Home 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah.