In memory of Grace Darlene Smith

Darlene was born at the home of her grandparents on June 14th, 1935 to loving parents George W. & L. Grace (Richardson) Peterson. She attended local schools, graduating from North Cache High School & Ogden Beauty College. On April 22, 1960 she married Vernal L. Smith in the Logan LDS Temple.
Mom spent her childhood sledding down Hinds Hill, pulling peas from the wagon delivering to the Delmonte cannery, & playing games and such as Anti-I-Over & Run Sheep Run with her friends.
When mom was about 8 years old, her grandma Richardson taught her to crochet. After marrying, mom sold her crocheted items for years at Grandma’s Quilts & at the Novemberfest in Logan. She was well known for her crocheted snowflake ornaments, angel ornaments, doilies & afghans. Mom was also an accomplished seamstress. She made Barbie clothes & baby doll clothes, as well as shirts, jeans & p.j.’s for us kids.
Mom had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to play rummy & go on long rides in the car. Her favorite vacation spot was So. Dakota to see the Crazy Horse carving in progress.
Mom was a member of the LDS church & served in the primary and nursery for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Vernal, and children, Chet (Vicki) Smith, Julie (Joe) Kelly, Dianna (Greg) Murray, Mike (Lisa) Smith and her sister & best friend, Elaine Harrop- also 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, 3 step-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, & her brother, Lamar.
The family would like to thank Hospice nurse, Stephanie Murphy, who’s calming presence helped us through the past month. Stephanie said, “There are nurses who deliver babies into the world, I deliver them back home.”
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center in Logan, Utah, with a visitation prior to the funeral from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Burial will be in the Richmond City Cemetery.

Author: Legrand Smith