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Mary Frances (Meek) Smith

July 19, 1927 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Mary Baker Smith passed away on October 2, 2021 at the age of 94. Mary was born on July 19, 1927 to Minnie (Camp) Meek and Alonzo Russell Meek in Vinita, Oklahoma. She married Aubrey "Bake" Baker on June 26, 1949 in Craig, Colorado.

After Bake passed away February 25, 1979, Mary spent many years surrounded by her kids and grandkids, and then she later married Ken Smith in 1992.

Mary lived in Oklahoma until she was a teenager then moved to Colorado. After her and Bake married, they moved to Utah in 1956. Mary worked for many years at Ashton/Days Bakery decorating cakes, but placing a frosting rose on each kid's finger was her favorite. She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, ladies bible study, Yahtzee, her hair, and nail appointments. She loved spending time in the mountains with her loved ones. She also loved watching and cheering for her children, grandchildren and even her great-grandchildren ball games, dance recitals as well as her favorite teams the Utah Jazz, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. She was a member of the Vernal Christian Church where she was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years, and taught Sunday School but her greatest joy was leading the children in the opening hymns. A very important part of Mary's life was her daily Bible Study and her deep faith for her Savior Jesus. She was Grandma Mary to everyone who knew her. Most of all she loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She is survived by children Cindy (Danny) Mortensen of Vernal, Ut, Pam (Brett) Wilkins of Vernal, Ut, Ron (Trena) Baker of South Jordan, Ut; stepchildren Katherine (Jim) Alderman of Chandler, Az, Steve (Cheryl) Smith; siblings Russ (Jan) Meek, Sally Meek, Lonnie (Barb) Meek, and grandchildren Rick (Malinda) Mortensen, Ryan Mortensen (Johannes Muckel), Rory and Misti (Charles) Grimsley, Lesha (Brett) Coltharp, Blake (Sylvia) Wilkins, Brandon (Alicia) Wilkins, Beau (Jessilyn) Baker, Brooke (Corbyn) Lyman, Matt (Mari) Alderman and Chris Alderman 21 great grandkids, and 2 great great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lonnie and Minnie Meek, husbands Aubrey "Bake" Baker and Ken Smith, and brothers Lewis Meek and Bill Meek.

Funeral Services for Mary will be held Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 11:00am at the Vernal Christian Church (1845 West 750 South). Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday October 5, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and Wednesday from 9:30am - 10:30am both visitations at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Interment in the Vernal Memorial Park. Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com.

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Visitation
Wednesday
October 6, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Vernal Christian Church
1845 West 750 South
Vernal, UT 84078
 

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Interment
Wednesday
October 6, 2021

12:30 PM
Vernal Memorial Park
1700 South Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT 84078

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