Donna Faye Smoot Bott just passed away (last A. O. Smoot grandchild)

Dear Smoot Family,

I am sad to report that Donna Faye Smoot Bott recently passed away at the age of 91.  She will be deeply missed. 

For many years she has been the only living grandchild (Third Generation) of Abraham Owen Smoot.  (Of the first Three Generations Sheet, Donna Faye is at the far bottom shown in green.)  Abraham Owen had 35 children (Second Generation) and 163 grandchildren (Third Generation).  Although we have lost many family members of the Fourth Generation, we are happy that many of the Fourth Generation are still with us.  

Aline Coleman Smith, the oldest living member of the Fourth Generation, passed away just 2 months ago at the age of 105.  

Marian Bird Smoot, the wife of L. Douglas Smoot, former President of the A. O. Smoot organization, also passed away December 28, 2016. Donna, Aline and Marian were all recognized at the Oct 2015 reunion.

The Abraham Owen Smoot Family has continued to blossom into the 9th Generation.  At the Oct 6, 2015 Family Reunion, it was a delight to have seven generations represented and in attendance.   

We express our deepest condolences to the many close friends and family of Donna Faye Bott, Aline Smith and Marian Smoot.

Sharman Smoot

Abraham Owen Smoot Family Organization

Abraham Owen Smoot Reunion - 6 OCT 2015

Abraham Owen Smoot - Four Generation Chart

Donna Faye Smoot Bott - Obituary

Donna Faye Smoot Bott, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Brigham Community Hospital, due to Pneumonia. She was born October 20, 1925, at home, in Farmington, Utah, the daughter of Horace Alma and Edna Louise Stubbs Smoot. She was the 10th child of 10 children. She was a tiny baby, just barely 5 pounds and 16 inches long. Her father ran the Lagoon Race Track and all the racers would come in to see her because she was so little. She attended school in Provo, Utah until the 10th Grade then graduated from Davis High in May of 1944. She then spent 3 years at Utah State University. She worked at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, then for the Internal Revenue Services, retiring from there in December 1982, after 20 years of Government Service. While working at Hill Field, she met and fell in love with John Henry Bott III. They were married on August 5, 1944 in the Logan LDS Temple. They lived in Farson, Wyoming for 3 years then moved back to Utah, finally moving to Corinne, Utah in 1956. John passed away February 2, 2012 after 64 years of marriage. She was a member of the Corinne 1st Ward, where she served in many teaching positions. Donna Faye loved Christmas. As a child, Christmas was a happy time around their home. The house was always decorated inside and out with lights and decorations. They would get up early to open gifts & eat breakfast then would make the journey to each of the brothers & sisters homes to see what everyone had received for Christmas then would return home to have supper and finish the day. John and Donna Faye never had the opportunity to have children of their own, but had many "adopted" children and families. Donna Faye was a very talented person. She loved to cook and sew. She crochet many afghans, quilted, and made many crochet plastic projects for her friends and family. She loved her friends at the Community Center, where she would go each week to visit and work on projects. She was a member of the DUP and enjoyed the association she had with the ladies there. She was preceded in death by her husband, 6 brothers, Alma (A.V.), Edgar, Neldon, Richard, & twin brothers (who died at birth), 3 sisters, Diana Turner, Maurine Bourne, Louise Hanson Stringham. The family wishes to thank all the many friends who visited and helped Donna Faye throughout the years. Services will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Corinne LDS Ward Chapel, 2335 N 4000 W, Corinne, UT. Viewings Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in the Corinne Cemetery.

Aline Coleman Smith - Obituary

July 2, 1911 ~ January 9, 2017 Aline Coleman Smith, 105-1/2, beloved mother, wife, aunt, sister, teacher, and sweet- spirited friend to so many, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 2, 1911 in Provo, Utah to Jacob and Allie Smoot Coleman. She quickly assumed her role as caring eldest child and mother's helper, watching over her siblings throughout their childhoods. Her parents must have had a sense, even in those early years, that Aline would eventually take care of them - which she did for a number of years at the end of their lives. Jacob was a Provo City attorney and very active in local civic affairs throughout his life. Aline's mother, Allie, was the granddaughter of Abraham O. Smoot, mayor of both SLC and Provo and an ambitious, resourceful administrator in the formative years of BYU. Allie was also the source of Aline's sweet-tempered, generous personality. Aline was the oldest of five children and is survived by her "baby" sister, Genevieve "Jenny" Coleman Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Virgil J. Smith, her son, Jay Coleman Smith, brothers, Dr. James Smoot Coleman and Dr. Sherman Smoot Coleman and sister, Martha Coleman Miner. Aline attended elementary through high school at Brigham Young Training School, where she discovered her lifelong passion for dance. She went on to study Modern Dance with the illustrious early pioneers Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis in New York, and with Margaret H'Doubler at the University of Wisconsin. She graduated with high honors from BYU in 1933 with degrees in both Physical Education and Education. Aline was instrumental in founding the dance program at BYU, and continued to teach and choreograph there for 10 years after her graduation. Choreography was her greatest passion, especially the crafting of large ensemble works to classical music. Her younger sister Martha, was an award-winning classical pianist who played for Aline's classes and dances; the two were a marvelous artistic team. Aline would imagine and choreograph dances in her mind as she listened to Martha's playing at home. Aline married Virgil J. Smith in 1933. Their son Jay was born in 1939. Soon after, the family moved to Boise, Idaho, where Aline became very active in the YWCA, developing dance and movement programs for adults. During a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark she fell in love with Danish cross-stitch, needlepoint and petit point. Soon after, she embarked on what was to become a 30-year passion for creating original needlework of her own. These pieces adorn the furniture and walls of her loved ones to this day. Following her husband Virgil's death in 1992, Aline moved to SLC to be closer to her large extended family and childhood friends. For many years, she and her sister, Martha, shared a home in Holladay full of music, art and good humor. In 2006 they moved to Highland Cove, living just down the hall from one another. Throughout her life, Aline was a great reader and avid student of literature and history. Even as her eyesight deteriorated, she continued to enjoy audiobooks - listening to 5 or 6 a week, which her younger sister Jenny supplied - scouring local libraries to keep up with Aline's voracious reading appetite. Aline was also a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Daria Book Club, where she made many lifelong friends. Aline will be especially remembered for her loving, open-hearted generosity and wide- ranging friendships. She remained very close to her extended family and leaves behind a legion of friends at Highland Cove and throughout the region. There will be a small family Graveside Service in Boise, Idaho at a later date. Aline's family would like to especially thank all of her dear friends, the Olpin family, Dr. Margaret Lunt and her nurse Shannon for their love and kindness over the years, and CNS Hospice for their recent care. Memorial donations in honor of Aline may be made to either DSBVI (Utah Blind Center) at 250 North 1950 West Ste. B, SLC, UT 84116-7902 or to the BYU Modern Dance fund at - See more at: Legacy

Marian Bird Smoot

1933–2016 (obituary) Marian Bird Smoot passed away on December 28, 2016. She was born in Springville, Utah on September 7, 1933 to Maurice Clegg Bird and Mary Elizabeth Williams Bird. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother, Wallace, who was killed in a plane accident in 1954. Marian is survived by her sister, Mary Jane Palfreyman, brother, Richard Bird, her husband, L. Douglas Smoot, and daughters: Analee (Scott) Folster, LaCinda (John) Lewis, Michelle (Nathan) Hyde and Mindy (Conor) Robbins.

Marian met Doug in the third grade and they attended Springville High School together where she was the Art Queen, member of the Steno club, and a cheerleader. Marian designed and sewed the cheer outfits which were showcased in the Springville Art Museum. She loved to dance, run, play the drums, sew, paint and drive her Dad’s red truck. Doug and Marian graduated in 1952, and on September 15, 1953 they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Marian was a faithful member of the LDS church. She served in numerous callings including Relief Society President, Primary chorister and ward photographer. She was a great support to Doug in his many church callings. Marian served as President of BYU Women and on the Provo City Art Board which was responsible for raising funds for the Covey Center for the Arts.

Marian loved music and had a beautiful alto voice. She and Doug donated their time, energy and financial resources to various theatre and art foundations, including Tuacahn, the Covey Center and the Springville Art Gallery. Marian also loved sports and cheered for BYU and the Jazz. She enjoyed tennis with friends and played competitively for years. Marian was an excellent homemaker, cook, collector and seamstress. She had a quick wit, a ready smile and a contagious laugh.

Marian and Doug traveled the world together, often with family. Her favorite place to be was on row one, the center seat of any activity where her family was involved. Marian is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family, now numbering 62, including 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Marian devoted her life to her posterity and her legacy will live on through them.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 East North Temple Drive, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Wednesday, January 4, from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Thursday, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

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