LaMar Jay Everitt
1936 ~ 2021
LaMar Jay Everitt passed away at home with family on September 6, 2021. He was 85 years old.
LaMar was born the youngest of nine children on April 10, 1936 to James Alma and Elizabeth Ellen Riley Everitt in Moroni, Utah.
LaMar grew up in Moroni and attended Moroni High School. He married the love of his life Darlene Sperry on August 20, 1955 in Nephi. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They were like two peas in a pod and rarely spent time apart. LaMar and Darlene were married 66 years and had four children.
LaMar was a hard worker and had several jobs during his life. He sheared sheep and had several different jobs during his life with the majority spent at his job at NRP, from which he retired.
He served for several years on the credit committee for the Nephi Federal Western Credit Union and enjoyed his time serving in various capacities on the board.
LaMar loved life and his family. His favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved to camp in Fairview Canyon and especially loved going to Quartzsite, Arizona during the winter with his brothers, sisters and their spouses. He had an extraordinary green thumb and loved to plant a large garden. He loved to share cantaloupe and watermelon with his family and neighbors.
He loved watching the Utah Jazz and rooted for BYU and the Utes when they weren’t playing BYU.
Most of all, LaMar loved spending time with his family. He loved them deeply. He loved to tease and joke with them. His wit, humor, and smile will be missed.
LaMar is survived by his wife, sons: David (Janet), Dennis (Barbara), Dale (Rhonda) Everitt of Nephi; daughter Marla (Vern) Chugg of Draper; a brother Leonard (Glenna) Everitt of Spring City, sister Connie Jones of Tooele, 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alma and William, sisters Margaret, Renon, June, and Ada.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Nephi 4th Ward Chapel, 345 East 500 North in Nephi. His interment will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi.
1946 ~ 2021
Mary Rodgers Smith, 75, of Mona, Utah passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 from a complication with her heart. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mary, the daughter of William Rodgers and Mary Major Rodgers, was born in Johnstone, Scotland on April 28, 1946. She was the first of three children.
Mary is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While living in Glasgow, Scotland she met a handsome missionary named David Smith. He asked if he could write her upon his returning home. They exchanged letters and Mary decided to visit the USA and after a short time dating she opted to not return to Scotland. She knew she wanted to marry and start a family with David. Mary was sealed to David Bennett Smith on July 26, 1968 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they resided in Gilbert, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Payson, Utah; Fruita, Colorado; Richfield, Utah; and Mona Utah. They have a beautiful love story. Mary was a strong and brave young lady as she navigated a new life in a new country. She was an excellent homemaker and wonderful mother. She kept a beautiful clean home and was an excellent cook. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent a life of serving others, especially her family.
Mary dedicated her life to loving and serving her family. She always put her husband and her children before herself. She was always looking for opportunities to serve and help people. Her hobbies included reading and shopping. She had an amazing sense of style. She was very set in her ways and definitely had her circle of people. She had a weekly hair appointment and we all knew not to schedule anything of importance on a Friday morning. She was stubborn and feisty all while being kind and funny. She had the most amazing sense of humor. She was affectionately known as “Fama Mary” to her grandkids. She made sure she told them she loved them every time she saw them. They all thought they were her favorite grandchild. Every single grandkid wanted to go to “Fama Mary’s” house for Christmas. Her home was always inviting and her family gravitated to the special feeling that resided there. Mary will be remembered as a kind person who loved to be with her family. She was the most happy when she was surrounded by her family. She was the center of our universe and she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Mary is survived by her husband, David Bennett Smith; her 6 children: Debbie (John) Welburn, Rob (Annai) Smith, Curtis (Mandi) Smith, Nicole (BJ) Hoaldridge, Davey (Ashley) Smith, and Steve (Lindsey) Smith; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 2 siblings: Helen (Harry) Burnside and John Rodgers. Both her siblings and their families reside in Scotland. She is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved granddaughter, Baylee Brooke Hoaldridge. Mary had a special relationship with Baylee and we can only imagine the reunion that took place.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday September 13, at the Mona 4th Ward Chapel, 65 West 800 South, Mona Utah. Burial will follow at the Mona Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Condolences may be expressed online at www.goffmorturary.com