|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2005|
Daughter of Alexander J. Schott and Martha Smith
Married Alma Gibson Smith, 11 Nov 1953, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Mary Jean Schott Smith's obituary appeared in The Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) newspaper on August 28, 2005
OGDEN - Mary Jean Smith, age 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday, August 25, 2005. She was born July 16, 1925, the youngest child of Alexander J. and Martha Smith Schott. She attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High with the class of 1943. She attended Weber College, where she was voted "The Friendliest Girl on Campus", The University of Denver, and graduated from Utah State University in 1948. She was proud to be an Aggie but bled Weber State purple. She was a teacher in the Ogden School District, touching the lives of thousands of children at Bonneville, Taylor, Washington, Jefferson and Edison Schools. She retired from teaching in 1987.
She met A. Gibson Smith while working summers at Island Park Lodge; they were married November 11, 1953 in Ogden, Utah. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Gib died September 20, 1972.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Highland Ward and served the Lord through serving others. She was President of the Relief Society and served in the Young Women's and Primary organizations. She also served in the Weber State Relief Society Presidency. She served three terms on the Board of Directors of the Ogden School District Credit Union. She loved to play bridge with her many friends; one of her bridge clubs has endured since her college days at Weber. She was a proud member of the Golf City Ladies Association. Mary Jean loved to travel and had the opportunity to see much of the world traveling with family and friends. She enjoyed completing a crossword puzzle every morning. Mary Jean was loved by so many people largely because of her tremendous gift of love and of making friends with people of all ages. She will always be remembered for her constant smile, her cheery disposition, her Sunday dinners, and her carrot cake. She loved to attend Weber State basketball games and loved supporting her grandchildren by attending their sporting events, recitals, concerts and other activities.
Mary Jean dedicated her entire life to her family. Her grandchildren will always have fond memories of the annual family golf tournament she held around her birthday and the many hours playing at her home with the cousins on Sunday afternoons.
She is survived by her children, Jeff Smith, Ogden; David and Deby Smith, Kaysville; Susan and Michael DeYoung, Ogden; Kirk and Katie Smith, Ogden; Ann Syphus, Salt Lake City. Mary Jean will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Tarra Smith, Courtney Smith, Alex Smith (currently serving in the Durban, South Africa mission), Elizabeth Smith, Katherine Smith, Maryann Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Christine Smith, Meg DeYoung, Christian DeYoung, Marc DeYoung, Curtis Smith, Patrick Smith, Spencer Smith, McKay Smith, Ben Syphus, Carter Syphus, and a great-granddaughter, Paige Smith, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Mary Jean enjoyed a particularly close relationship with family of her husband, the Smiths and Kirkhams.
Mary Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Gib Smith, her parents, brothers, Dale and Fred Schott, sister, Margaret Gessell, son-in-law, Stan Syphus, and a grandchild Janie DeYoung. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Highland Ward Chapel, 1314 - 27th Street. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday at the Ward Chapel from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.
Alexander John Schott (1879 - 1965)
Martha Smith Schott (1887 - 1981)
Alma Gibson Smith (1928 - 1972)
Jeff Smith (1955 - 2016)*
James Dale Schott (1910 - 2001)*
Frederick William Schott (1912 - 1989)*
Margaret Ella Schott Gessell (1914 - 2000)*
Mary Jean Schott Smith (1925 - 2005)
Washington Heights Memorial Park
Created by: Schott Family
Record added: Jan 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24236341