1925 ~ 2013 Elizabeth Dykstra Smith passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Sandy, UT near her beloved mountains. She was born in Hitzum, Friesland, Netherlands on April 26, 1925 to Albertus and Froukje Dykstra. Elizabeth loved everything Dutch and was a great story teller about growing up in Holland through World War II. She immigrated to Long Beach, CA with her mother and six siblings in 1947 and married Robert Smith in September, 1950. She is survived by three sisters, Pietje Phillips, Geertje Zumwalt, Zwaantje Peterson and brother Rinze Dykstra. She was the mother of five children, Patty Kovell (Ken), Peggy Lander (Robert), Michael Smith (Billie), Glenn Smith (Yvonne), and Buck Smith (Norla). She dearly loved her 12 grandchildren: Dustine, Kris, Stacy, April, Karen, Ricki Noël, Court, Josh, Nathan, Cody, Alex and Amanda. She was affectionately known as "Beppa" to her eight great grandchildren: Reagan, Noah, Benjamin, Rosabella, Matthew, Satya, Wylie and Michael. A viewing will be held at Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, on Friday, August 23 from 6:00pm-8:00 p.m. Elizabeth's life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 24 at Canyons Church, 1700 East 7000 South, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Mountain View Memorial. Our family sends sincere gratitude to the wonderful people at Sunrise of Sandy who cared for Elizabeth. She was truly loved and will be dearly missed. Her memories and stories will live on.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 21 to Aug. 24, 2013.
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We lived in the same neighborhood as Elizabeth and always looked forward to seeing her on her walks or trips to the store. When she lost Blue who she used to watch regularly for Bob and Peggy we had an old labrador Nugget that loved Elizabeth and she couldn't walk very far (but neither could Elizabeth) and we would stop and pick her up for walks around the block with Nugget. We will miss her greatly.