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Lisa Marie Smart Hutson

August 31, 1966 — March 29, 2023

The spirit of Lisa Marie Hutson, our beloved mother, daughter, wife, sister, and friend has joined the hosts and glory of angels into the rest of the Savior, her best friend, Jesus Christ.
On March 29, 2023, while encircled about by family linked together, Lisa graduated her mortal frame. Following decades of adversities, mortal thorns, disease, blindness, and physical ailments demonstrating the fragility of mortal life, she experienced a stroke that ultimately led to her return to our heavenly home.
Born on August 31, 1966 to Bonnie Susan Jones and James Lee Smart, Lisa was received into mortality in St. George, Utah. Lisa was a very active child and spent much of her time involved in physical activities. Challenging her body to move and stretch in a variety of ways prepared her to truly excel when she was introduced to what would eventually become her favorite creative outlet, dance.  Lisa loved all forms of dance, from ballet to tap to jazz.  Lisa excelled at dance throughout her childhood and became a valued member of the Sky View High School Drill Team, The Vistauns. Lisa loved drill team and developed a real passion for choreography.  Just prior to her senior year, Mountain Crest High School was completed and Lisa jumped at the opportunity to become a member of the first graduating class and a founding member of their drill team. Lisa was elected President of the team and was integrally involved in the naming of the team, the Caprielles. Lisa directed the Caprielles through a very successful first year and then took her talents to Utah State University following her graduation, where she was selected to be an Aggie Songleader.  Lisa also became a certified Aerobic Dance Instructor and developed quite a following at the local fitness center.  Lisa’s prowess as a dancer even drew the attention of recruiters for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and she received a special invitation to join their ranks. The Lord had other plans for Lisa and motherhood and marriage became her new focus.
It was in Logan, UT where Lisa first met her high school sweetheart, later to become her unwavering and fiercely loyal eternal companion, Don William Hutson. The love that Don and Lisa share has been the source of many miracles and a display of every respectable attribute of it. They were married in the Sky room of Utah State University on October 3, 1987, and they were sealed together on November 6, 1993 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their two children and pride and joy, Vanessa & Ryley.
Lisa’s life has been an indelible display of the majesty and power of God. Remaining close to the Savior as her “stone of help,” she demonstrated what it meant to “let God prevail.” At 35 years old, she went completely blind due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. Following her blindness, she then underwent 2 pancreas organ transplants (the first having rejected), a kidney organ transplant, and she experienced a myriad of health complications that she daily endured. After matching for a second kidney transplant, but it ultimately not being suitable to proceed, she spent the last year on renal dialysis. She endured well every mountain of adversity and she “was of good cheer waiting for the arm of the Lord to be revealed (D&C 123:17).”
Atop the things Lisa cherished the most have been her eternal union with Don and her two children (Vanessa and Ryley) who she fought through every mortal thorn for. She pled for borrowed time to be here as Don’s help meet and to mother and support her children with every need, and it has been that love that has produced miracles. In these last few years, it has been her three grandsons (Titan Israel, Zion Kristofer, and Rafael Jerusalem) that has truly been life preserving and her most precious joy. She was grateful every day for her ability to experience joy in her posterity. Lisa also passionately displayed her conviction and deep abiding patriotism for this country. She embraced every conversation about this nation and its founding principles. She served as a Utah delegate and had the opportunity to associate with several political influencers as she raised her voice to preserve the ideals and principles she believed so much in. Above all things and interests, Lisa’s life personified and embodied her first and utmost cherished love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has been His disciple and has sought to bring Him glory through each experience and every adversity. She breathed every breath for Him, by Him, and through Him, and her testimony was walked in every step. With Easter Sunday approaching, she testifies that she knows our Savior lives, we are engraved upon the palms of His hands, and she testifies that He lives!
Lisa is survived by her husband, Don, her two children, Vanessa (Brian) Duerson, and Ryley, her three grandsons, Titan Israel Duerson, Zion Kristofer Duerson, and Rafael Jerusalem Duerson, her parents, James (Irene) Smart, Bonnie Susan Jones, and siblings, Cathy (Bob) Ross, Natalie (Jonny) Backman, Michelle (Clark) Thomas, James (Stephanie) Smart, Shane Smart (Chris), Karyn (Troy) Ferran, and Heather (Joseph) Backman. She is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents (Wilbur & Lucille Smart and Winston & Elsie Jones), along with her sister Deanne (Greg) Grant.
A viewing will be held in her honor, along with funeral services at the Bennion East Stake Center at 5980 S. 1300 W. Taylorsville, Utah 84123. Funeral services will be streamed on April 04, 2023 at 11:00 am.
Monday, April 03, 2023
Public Viewing: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
Funeral at 11:00am
Interment to follow at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemeteries: 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121 (immediately following funeral)
Service Information
Viewing April 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Bennion East Stake Center at 5980 S. 1300 W. Taylorsville, Utah 84123.





Funeral Service
April 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Bennion East Stake Center at 5980 S. 1300 W. Taylorsville, Utah 84123.
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