Rayola Smith

06/19/1929 – 11/23/2017

SmithRayolaWeddingCropSmithRayolaRayola Taylor Smith, age 88 left this earth to rejoin with her deeply missed husband Raymond L. Smith on Thursday November 23, 2017 “Thanksgiving night” in Santaquin, Utah. Rayola was born June 19, 1929 in Delta, South Track to Platt & May Maxfield Taylor the youngest of four children. She grew up and attended schools in Delta, Utah. At just 18 she married Raymond Smith September 10, 1947 in Magill, White Pine Co, Nevada. They were married for 60 plus years and together raised four kids, three sons and one daughter. Mom enjoyed the simple life and simple things. She wasn’t much for traveling, camping or even going out to the movies. She did enjoy being a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for many years. She was a lifetime member of the LDS church and taught those principals to her children in her own way. She was content to sit in her family room and watch the Jazz play. Her children and her grandchildren were what she lived for. Rayola is survived by three sons James Leon (Dannie), Orem, UT; Douglas Ray and John “Jake” Platt (Pam) both of Delta, UT; one daughter Patricia Ann (Neal) also of Delta and one sister Olive Allred of Delta. She also leaves behind 16 grandkids, 20 great grandkids with #21 due in June of 2018.
A viewing will be held Saturday December 2, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Delta 3rd/4th Ward building (197 S 300 W Delta, UT). Graveside services will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the Delta City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

One Response to “Rayola Smith”

  1. Valerie Purvis says:

    Deepest sympathies and Loving Healing thoughts to the Smith Family. I loved Aunt Rayola and even though time and distance has kept me from coming home more often, whenever I did manage to get back she welcomed us with open arms. Please do keep in touch and know that you are all thought of often. May her memories and love live on in you all.