Nancy Lucile Smith ascended to her Father in Heaven on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City surrounded by her loving husband, family and friends. Nancy was born in Salt Lake City on April 10, 1949, to Howard G. Smith and Lucile Clayton Smith. Nancy grew up on the avenues in Salt Lake City attending Ensign Elementary School, Bryant Junior High School and West High School, from which she graduated in 1967. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1971 with a B.A. degree in home economics and mathematics. She began teaching at East High School in the fall of 1971, where she remained until she retired in 1999. It was there she met Donald Lee Smith, whom she married in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 21, 1973.
Nancy served on the Salt Lake Teacher’s Association Executive Board, as a negotiator for the teachers in the district, and as a faculty representative for East High School. She also worked with her husband as an assistant debate and speech coach, earning the title of Second Diamond Coach Award from the National Forensic League in Ripon, Wisconsin. After her retirement from East High School in 1999, she taught mathematics for 10 years in the Tooele School District.
Her hobbies included reading both fiction and history, sewing, cooking and spinning wool, which she refined from the raw product to wonderful shirts, coats, hats, and ties she made. She also worked energetically with genealogy and LDS Church history, being a direct descendent of the early pioneers in Utah. Nancy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many of the auxiliaries. Two callings which she truly enjoyed was being the Relief Society president in several wards and her current assignment which was teaching the gospel doctrine class. She was active also in politics and has served as secretary for her precinct in Grantsville, Utah.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Smith; brothers H. Clayton Smith (Sandra), James C. Smith (Sue) and Willard C. Smith (Rosemary); sister Florence Myers (Oliver) and many nephews and nieces. A viewing was held at Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake City, 260 E. South Temple from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, and at the Apple Street LDS Chapel (415 W. Apple Street, Grantsville) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, with funeral services to follow at noon. Interment will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery.