Faye played her last round here on earth July 13, 2021. She will now be playing with her favorite foursome at a breezy, sunny golf course of her choosing.
She was born to David and Maude Spalding, Sept. 5, 1935, the oldest of three girls and second oldest of eight children. She is survived by her remaining siblings Pat (Wayne) Johnson and Linda (Bruce) Gammon; her three children Kris Mata, Susie Elliott and Russell Smith; her stepdaughter Sherian, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild (June 2021); and PJ, her dachshund. She was preceded in death by her husbands Jack Russell Smith and Rae McClure; siblings Boyd, Bob, Gary, Jim, and Joan Novakovich; and stepson Cory Smith.
Faye married Jack R Smith on her birthday in 1956 and followed him through his military service from Salinas, California, to Nurnberg, Germany, and eventually to Tooele, Utah. He passed in Feb. 1981. She married Rae McClure in Jan. 1988, where she got to share her love of golf and travel. Together they traveled all over, playing as many golf courses as they could. Rae passed in January 1994.
Faye was an employee of Tooele Hospital for over 30 years, where she worked in the business office helping Tooele residents with their billing and insurance needs. Besides being an avid golfer and winning the Tooele golf course championship twice, she was the recipient of the Tooele Silver Cup award for her volunteerism and community involvement, specifically with the Children’s Justice Center of Tooele. She was also a member of the Tooele Moose lodge and Lady Elks where she held officer positions and made many friends over the years.
A celebration of her life will be held graveside with family and friends at the Tooele cemetery, July 15, 2021, where she will be buried with Jack and her beloved dachshunds Libby and Honey. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Utah Animal Adoption Center or PBS Utah.