Born: 9/17/1946, Great Falls, Montana
Sandy was famous for her walking, and she will be forever remembered for all of the effort and time that she put into caring for others. Whether on the job or volunteering, she found so much joy in helping others. Her greatest accomplishment in life was her family. This is also where she found her greatest blessings. Her heart was always full of love for her family. On May 18, 1990 she was united in marriage to Tony Smith. Their union was sealed in the Monticello Utah Temple on March 8, 2003. Tony provided Sandy with a love that knew no boundaries. From that love she drew all of her strength and courage. As she fell ill, her love for family and her faith in our Lord comforted her, and continues to be a comfort as she continues her journey into life eternal. She will be greatly missed by her children: daughter Rickie Kayle Aldridge (Deeya Barlow) of Grantsville, Utah, and their children Justin Aldridge (Jessica) of Purdy, MO, Christopher Aldridge of Springfield, MO, Scott Aldridge of Purdy, MO, and Joshua Barlow of Corona, CA; son Bill Johnson (Hollis) and their children Josh and Tyler, all of Bella Vista, AR; and son John Johnson (Kristl) and their children, Patience, Dakota, Gauge, Crispin, and Xander all of La Sal, Utah. She is survived by her spouse, Tony Smith, two sisters, Vania Smith (David) of Grace, Idaho, and Teri Smith of Grace, Idaho. She has two great grand-children and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister Cathie Taylor of Las Vegas, NV and brother-in-law Ellis (Terri) Smith of Grace, Idaho.
Funeral Services will be held Friday September 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at the LDS 400 North Chapel. A viewing will be held Thursday September 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Sending my love at this most difficult time. I am so proud of your mom and the great advances she made in her life. Her understanding of her relationship with our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ. May you find comfort in her faith and hope that she is with her mom and family growing in a different way now. She is my first cousin and I love her so much.
- Joan LeathamI met Sandy when I was a teenager in Moab. Sandy took an instant liking to me; I learned a lot of ways to help other people overcome their problems by association with her. I was dressed in a suit and tie, heading for the Moab ELKS Lodge to give a Memorized speech. I was struggling with it when she placed her hands on my shoulders and said, " YOU CAN DO IT, MATT!" Sandy wanted to know the real reason I gave up on my DREAM. Sandy is always remembered when I See a RAINBOW in the sky as I recall that She is never very far away. Thank You All,
- Matt Bailey
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