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Penelope Amaija-Anne Smith

07/18/2019 - 08/09/2019

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Penelope Amaija-Anne Smith, 22 days old, was born kicking and waving her arms on July 18th, 2019. Our little Poppy came into the world 17 weeks early. She was taken immediately to the NICU where her father, Jason Smith, was the first to see her. Poppy loved to keep the nurses on their toes. At 3 days old, Poppy pulled out her breathing tube and gave everyone a scare. At 9 days old Poppy got to do kangaroo care for the first time with her mother, Angelic Smith. Poppy did so well while being held the nurses didn’t want to return her to the isolette. Poppy enjoyed showing everyone how flexible she was during her cares. She would stretch her little legs out and reach up to her tubes. Poppy instantly became a favorite with the NICU staff. Poppy was gaining weight appropriately and all the nurses kept saying she doesn’t realize she is small. One thing that Poppy loved was to suck on her thumb or fingers. Anytime she could sneak her hand out of the blanket, her fingers were in her mouth. Poppy loved having her mom and dad at her cares. As soon as she would hear their voices she would try to move her head and eyes to the sound. Poppy put up a good fight in the 22 days she was with us. At the end she couldn’t fight any longer. She passed away on August 9, 2019. She gave her family such joy to watch her thrive and grow. Poppy had many people that had not met her but she felt all the love they had for her. Poppy is survived by her parents Jason and Angelic Smith, her two sisters, Lexi and Everly. Her grandfather Morgan Smith. Her Aunt, Maija Sorensen (Don). Her uncle, Kim Smith. Cousins, DJ and Nick Sorensen, Brayden and Madison Smith. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Wilma Smith, her uncle Brandon Smith, and her big brother Finley Smith.

Viewing will be Thursday August 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday August 23, 2019 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary. 3688 W 12600 S Riverton, UT 84096

Graveside Services will be Friday August 23, 2019 at Noon. Herriman City Cemetery-12465 Pioneer St Herriman, UT 84096

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  • Dear Jason and family, words cannot express how deeply saddened we are to learn of your precious baby going back to the world from whence she came. We feel so grateful that you were given the opportunity to meet, hold her and to love on her for the brief time you were given. Sending our love and prayers for all of you and that your healing will eventually bring you peace of mind. All of our love Carol and Craig Fornelius

    — Carol Fornelius
  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Poppy was quick to gain the love of the medical staff that took care of her, and I enjoyed her sassy attitude. I was devastated to hear of her passing. I hope you find comfort in her memory. I was so lucky to be a part of some of her milestones. I remember helping you hold her for the first time, and getting to lay her on her belly for her first time. I enjoyed your company when you would come to see her, I’m glad she had such loving and wonderful parents. I was looking forward to watching her thrive, and she did for a long time. We always miss our babies when they leave the NICU, but these ones stick with us forever.

    — Loren Nelson (Respiratory)
  • Angi and family
    Carl and I just herd of the passing of your beloved sweet Poppy. It breaks my heart hearing of this sweet baby. She will forever be in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family .
    Love
    Lisa and Carl Brunelle

    — Lisa

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