Delma Kimber Smith
October 3, 1928 - August 31, 2019
Delma Kimber Smith (90) passed away in her sleep on Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was the middle child born to Winfred Charles Kimber and Olive Tanner on October 3, 1928 in Ogden, Utah. Her two sisters are Dorothy and Verna. She attended a small school for grades K-10th at Grouse Creek and then moved to Box Elder High School graduating in 1946. She enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, reading, playing the piano, and attending dances. It was at one of these dances she met the love of her life, Verl T. Smith. They married on July 30, 1948, in the Logan Temple and just celebrated their 71st anniversary. They were apart for 3 short weeks.
She was a mother to four girls and one boy and loved taking them to Grouse Creek in the summers. She worked as an Avon lady, a Washington Terrace City clerk, a bank teller, and finally her favorite job at Bonneville High School as a secretary, retiring after 21 years. She and Verl served a Mission in the Ogden LDS Employment Center. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and a devout member of the LDS church, holding various callings.
Delma loved a party and would often drive hundreds of miles to attend one. She loved socializing with her friends, going out to lunch and dinner, and supporting her family at all events. She never missed a wedding, graduation, or sporting event if she could help it.
Delma is preceded in death by her husband Verl, her parents, and her son-in-law, David Wirick. She is survived by her children: Susan Wirick, Karma (Kevin) Allred, Alan (Judy) Smith, Becky Rasmussen, Tracy (Ben) Boyd, two sisters: Dorothy Covieo and Verna Richardson, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, UT. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Washington Terrace 5th Ward, 350 West 5100 South, with a viewing prior from 11:30-12:30 AM. Interment will be at the Grouse Creek Cemetery. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com
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Delma was a daily sight for me when I attended Bonneville High from 1988 - 1990. Her smile lit up the room, and she was loved and appreciated by everyone. Verl Smith, her husband was an occasional substitute teacher. My late father, Keith D Tanner was a cousin to Delma. Now they are all together reunited on the other side with other familiarity gone before.
Ryan D Tanner
Thank you cousin Delma for many fish fry and Dutch oven potato dinners, and many other meals you have fed me over the years. It has been my joy to know you and Verl and your family. You were a big part of my growing up, and I will always love you and your family for the kindnesses and love you have shown to me. Rest in peace my friend.
I loved working with Delma at Bonneville High School. She helped to make my teaching career fun and she always had a ready smile and pleasant word to give. I have many great memories of laughing with her over silly things that happened. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Shirlene DeHart
I treasure the fact that I had the opportunity to know Delma and Verl. They welcomed me into their home in Grouse Creek and treated me like family. Their dedication to the welfare of the Grouse Creek community was amazing. Many condolences to the family. Your memories are many and your care through these last trying times earn you gold medals.
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