Shelly Christine Littlefield Smith, age 72, after a 21 months of valiantly battling cancer was taken from her mortal sojourn. She died peacefully with her loving and dedicated husband at her side and surrounded by family and friends in her home. Shelly was born January 8, 1952, in Paso Robles, Camp Roberts, California to Jack and Joy Littlefield. Shelly was an inaugural graduate from Layton High School in 1970, and immediately married Brad A. Smith in June of that same year. Among the myriad of callings she held as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of her most cherished was serving from 2012 to 2017 as a genealogy librarian missionary with an emphasis on records from the United Kingdom and Britian at the Church FamilySearch Center. Alongside her eternal companion, she also served in the Manchester, New Hampshire Mission from July 2017 to December 2018 as secretary to the Mission President, supporting missionaries in many capacities.
As a member of the Church, she had a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly the Old Testament, which she shared generously while teaching early morning seminary and Gospel Doctrine throughout her many years. Shelly was, if nothing else, devoted to her husband and family; they were the center of her world. Shelly and Brad reveled in 53 wonderful years of marriage. Shelly was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, leaving her posterity with no doubt of her unambiguous love for them. She was feisty and opinionated, a hallmark of hers without doubt, and she never shied away from sharing what she thought, leaving those around her the better for it. She had a love for visiting places, specifically LDS temple trips, Church history sites, and especially Jerusalem, even at the expense of contracting COVID-19 and being hospitalized in March of 2020.
She is preceded in death by her father Jack, mother Joy, along with her daughter Andrea Dunn. She is survived by her husband Brad, and her children Matthew (Elaine) Smith, Dayna (Bill) Miller, Hollie (Justin) Carter, and (Kevin) Dunn along with 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary located at 1867 N. Fairfield Rd, Layton Utah. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints an additional viewing and funeral services will be held at the Centerville Canyon LDS chapel located at 160 S. 300 E. Centerville, Utah on Friday, February 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with services starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Kaysville Cemetery immediately following.
Mom, your sassiness, brilliance, loving heart, and devotion to family will be desperately missed. We love you, may you find peace and great joy in your Savior’s arms, and among those who have gone before you.
The funeral service will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Shelly’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com