Gayle Smith (1940-2019)
Gayle Smith, born December 24th 1940, to Elmo and Estella Kerr. She left this world to join her heavenly family November 1st 2019. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend she will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. Preceded in death by her parents Elmo & Estella Kerr, sisters Joyce Arrington, Kathleen Nattress, Don Kerr, Burke Heaton, son Jason Smith, grandson Cody Adams, great granddaughter Pearl Muir. She leaves behind her husband Dale Smith, her children; Kevin Muir (Kim), Mike Muir (Kristy), Gina Kirk (Pat), Jeff Parker (Kathy), Charise Holt (Todd), Jaime Shiede (Greg), Dale Smith Jr, 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, siblings Carolyn Heaton, Kathryn Rowley (Rob), and Brother-in-law Ron Arrington.
Gayle was great in many ways. Most notably was her capacity to love whole heartedly and to teach others how to love themselves and others. Regardless of where you had been or what you had been through Gayle would be there for you and would lift you up. Upon meeting Gayle, you were instantly loved and immediately family. Family made up her entire existence. Whether you were family by blood or by love, family meant everything to Gayle. Her faith and love reached so many people and her effect will go on forever through those people that she loved and touched.
Besides her passion for helping others, she also had a passion for everything horses. It started in childhood and continued from work horses to show horses. Her love of horses was and still is in her blood, having spread to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. It continued from show horses to race horses. She loved them deeply as she did all things, and they loved her.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11 AM in the Lehi East Stake Center, 851 North 1200 East. Lehi. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 PM at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North in American Fork and Monday at the church from 9:45-10:45 AM. Burial in the Lehi City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
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