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Doris Margene Noorda Smith

November 27, 1934 — May 1, 2024

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT – After a long separation, mom was reunited with her Wyoming Cowboy, Arvel, on May 1, 2024.

Doris Margene was born November 27, 1934, to Jacob and Evelyn Noorda in Ogden, Utah.  Doris later met and married Arvel G. Smith on April 11, 1952, and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Over the years, Doris supported Art during his military service and work relocations.   They enjoyed time traveling, spending time at the cabin, and with their friends and family.  Doris enjoyed creating flower arrangements, sewing, baking, decorating wedding cakes, hosting parties and creating her Chateau Villa dining experience in her home. Doris served faithfully in all her church callings.   She especially enjoyed being choir director and loved serving with Dad as couple missionaries in the Macon Georgia Mission from 1993-1994 and Murray Deseret Industries from 2000-2001.

Doris Margene is survived by her five loving children, Stephanie (Steven) Merryweather, Mary Dawn (Bruce) Gilbert, A. Gene (Nancy) Smith, Katrina (Steve) Boudman, and AnnMarie (Brian) Ahearn; 25 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and more to follow; and sisters Karen Adams and Kathy Fornaciari. Preceded in death by her sweetheart, parents, siblings Joyce Bartlett and Darwin Noorda, and her great-grandson Grant Hardy.

There will be a viewing, Friday, May 10, 2024 from 6-8 pm at the  Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6301 S. 2300 E.   The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11 am with a viewing from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6301 S. 2300 E.  Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Estates.  The family would like to thank all those who assisted in caring for Mom during her final years.

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