Carolyn Smith Davies

Carolyn Smith Davies, age 84, passed away on Saturday December 26, 2020. Carolyn was born on April 17, 1936 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah to Barton Henry Smith and Virginia Hardy. Carolyn married Lynn Leon Davies on June 13, 1958 in Cannonville, Utah.

Carolyn grew up in Henriville Utah, which is at the edge of Bryce Canyon, with her siblings. In 1954, she was honored to be selected as Miss Garfield County, a true beauty queen. She attended Dixie College, BYU, and the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This is where she met the love of her life, Lynn. She has lived in Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, Mojave, Taft California, and Washington Utah. She served a mission with her husband Lynn on Temple Square. Wherever she went, she made many friends. She loved her garden even though sometimes it didn’t produce the way she hoped. She was gifted with the ability to sew many things, including a wedding dress. She has helped mold the future generations, not only as a second-grade teacher and scout leader, but also as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known as a classy, well dressed, loving lady that will truly be missed.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Lynn (Washington UT), children; Alan, Bradley (Tammy), Carol (Michael), Derrick (Amy), grandchildren; Alexandra (AJ), Kolleen (Mike), Celestial, Kathleen, Nathan, (Caitlin), Marc, Ian, Aidan, Colin, Brianna, Macen, Great grandchildren; Zoey, Cora, Mabel, Gannon, Eason, Hudson, Drew. She is also survived by her sister Connie Kleese (Cedar City UT) and twin sister Marylin Christensen (Washington UT). Carolyn is preceded in death by her mother Virginia, father Barton and siblings Gloria, Barton ”Hardy”, Janet, Ada, Dar, Freeman and Inez.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10am in St George, Utah at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 1762 South River Rd. There will be a viewing from 8:30am to 9:30am before the funeral. Internment will take place in the Fillmore UT cemetery that same day at 3pm. For those that would like to attend virtually, please use the Zoom link:

We would like to thank Spring Gardens Memory Care unit for taking such loving care of Carolyn since her arrival and during this pandemic. Her passing was not Covid-19 related.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at

Posted online on December 28, 2020