Marsha Rae Smith Hoskins, 79, of Farmington, Utah passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 5, 2023, after a battle with Dementia. Marsha was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on October 13, 1943, to George Ray Smith and Lucile Fansler Lish. Her father was in the military, so she had many places she called home. Family was very important to her, and this continued with her sweetheart Sherman and their kids.
Marsha loved watching and supporting her children and grandchildren in all their numerous activities including sports, cheerleading, singing, and acting. She loved having her kids and grandkids around and always had activities planned for the holidays to make sure they knew they were loved and were all together.
She had many different jobs growing up. Motherhood was her priority after her first child was born. The most important thing to her was taking care of her five kids and helping with grandkids when they came along. She continued this love and care for a few of Sherm’s younger brothers after their parents passed away.
Marsha served faithfully in the LDS church and held many callings including Relief Society President, Young Women President, Primary President, just to name a few. She influenced several young men with her service in the scouting program. The greatest time she had serving in the church was on missions with Sherm at the Heber Valley Camp and Rose Park 4th Ward. She had unquestionable faith and love for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and loved serving others.
She was involved in The Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was the first PTA President for Farmington Jr. High School and served many years with the PTA. She enjoyed many different activities from decorating her house for every holiday, ceramics, cross- stitch, sewing, baking and no one will forget grandma’s cookie day. Anyone that visited her house also knew her love for bears. She spent many days having fun at the Causey Cabin and the Bear Lake House.
Marsha loved to travel and experience different cultures around the world. Her zeal for travel increased when Sherm and her picked up their children from missions around the world. She was especially touched by the final trip with Sherm to the Holy Land as she walked where the Savior walked; something she did throughout her life. Marsha will be remembered by her smile, laughter, and love for those around her.
She is survived by her children, Trevor Hoskins (Sarah) Kaysville, UT, Tyler Hoskins (Suzette) St. George, UT, Shaunna Godwin, Highland, UT, Sherice Butler (Dan) Washington, UT, and Tyson Hoskins (Angie) Layton, UT, and brothers Kim Smith, Keri Smith, and sister Kathy Smith. She had 20 adoring grandchildren,2 great-grandkids and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and eternal companion Sherman, parents George and Lucile Smith, and brother Mark Smith. Marsha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to everyone.
We express our appreciation to the caregivers at Legacy Home “Cottages” and the Hospice team Inspiration for their love, care, and support during her struggle with Dementia.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., at the Farmington South Stake Center, 695 South 200 East, Farmington, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., Kaysville, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the stake center in Farmington.
After the funeral, Marsha will be laid to rest at the Farmington Cemetery by her sweetheart.