Salt Lake City, Utah – Viola Rose Smith Millard was born on March 7, 1951 to Jacmer Leon Smith Sr. and Viola Ione Walters Smith in Salt Lake City Utah. She married her Eternal Companion Darrel Charles Millard on July 7, 1972 and was a year shy of their 50th Anniversary. She was the oldest of 6 children, Siblings: Jacmer Smith Jr.(Judy), Vicki Smith Packer (Brian), Verna Smith Hankins (Brad), Jeffrey Smith (Lori), Valeri Smith Lyngle (Chris).
This world just lost one of the most loving caring people of this world. Viola left this world just as she lived her life quietly and with out any fanfare. She will be missed by all of those who know and loved her. The light of her eye was her family which included her kids and especially her grandkids. Her life was dedicated to the service of others. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held many callings such as Young Women’s Leader, Primary Teacher and most recently served as her wards Relief Society President which she served in that calling up to the last day of her life.
Grandma was her Grandkids #1 Fan whether it was baseball, Basketball, Marching Band Concerts, Marching Band Parades or whatever her grandkids were involved in she was there. All Family was important to her she treated all her nieces and nephews as they were her own.
Preceded in Death by Her Parents, Jacmer and Viola, Brian Packer, Father-in-Law Eugene Millard and Mother-in-Law Myrtle Millard.
Survived by her Husband Darrel Millard, Kids, Matthew Millard (Courtney), Jennifer Millard Edwards (Jeremy), Kelly Millard (Gina).
Grandkids – Branden Edwards (Kaitlynn), Austen Edwards, Ryen Edwards, Kenzie Edwards, Zach Edwards, Lydia Millard Kirkham (Bowen), Virginia Millard, Jaxson Millard, Adelynn Millard, Andrew Millard, Jersey Millard, Boston Millard.
And many nieces and Nephew.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at the LDS Chapel on 1380 West 6785 South West Jordan, Utah 84084.
A visitation will also be held on Monday July 26, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the LDS Chapel on 1380 West 6785 South West Jordan, Utah 84084 and on Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 10:00 am.
Those unable to attend the service may watch remotely via Zoom with the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93162928300, or by using the ward's link here: tinyurl.com/river2ndvirtual.
To the Smith and Millard families,
I'm am so sorry to hear of the passing of Viola.
Back in the days she was like another sister to me. Such good times we all had at the family parties, Birthdays there was so many of you it seemed to be a party every weekend LOL!!!
She will be missed by so many .Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.
My heart is breaking. I wish I were closer and could attend her services but please know my heart will be there. To Darrel, Jenn and all her loved ones, know I am thinking of all of you during these hard times. Viola, I will miss you my friend.
With so much love for all of you,
So sorry. She had a great future ahead with you and your family. I know she will keep a close eye on all of you. Cherish your memories and love each other dearly. Your family will surely need the support of each member. Our prayers will be for each of you.
Dear Darryl and Family, My heart and prayers go out to all of you with the great loss of dear Viola. I shared a treasured friendship with Viola during my childhood days and was so happy to be able to again connect with her through Facebook. She was such a loving, kind and beautiful soul. She will be deeply missed.
I was so shocked and saddened to hear about sweet Viola’s sudden passing. My heart is breaking for you and your family and for all of us who knew and loved her. I’ve known Viola since Elementary School. In all those years, I've never heard her say an unkind word. She truly was an angel on earth. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and condolences to you and your family. Rest in peace, beautiful Viola Rose. I wish I could attend the services, but I will be there in spirit.
To Jenn and family you are all in my prayers. Love to each and every one.
So sorry to hear of Viola’s passing. She was one incredible woman. I’m so grateful that our paths crossed and I was able to serve at ARTEC with her. She’s a spiritual giant and taught me many lessons that I still refer to and often go back to when I’m struggling. She had a radiant smile and infectious laugh that would instantly cheer you up. She loved all her family deeply and would light up when she shared stories about them and about her family traditions and parties. She always strived to lift others and even though I hadn’t seen her in awhile she stayed in contact and would often send words of encouragement.
I hope all the good memories you have with her help to bring some peace and comfort during this challenging time. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN SWEET VIOLA.
AS A CHILD WE PLAYED WITH DOLLS TOGETHER SOME.
SHE CERTAINLY WAS A GOOD EXAMAPLE OF WOMANHOOD.
WHAT A GREAT HOMEMAKER, FRIEND AND COMPANION TO
DARREL AND HER FAMILY. SHE CERTAINLY WILL BE MISSED
BUT GOD IS LUCKY TO HAVE HER AMONG HIS MIDST NOW.
LOOK FORWARD INTO SEEING HER IN HEAVEN ONE DAY.
I wasn't ready to say goodbye! 💔 😢 We just enjoyed a wonderful dinner date at our home with them one week earlier. Our hugs were strong and longer than usual that night. Laughter, memories, and wonderful talking of going on a vacation to Hawaii together later this year. To our dear Viola and Darrel, "The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to leave something that will." Our wonderful friendship will bind our hearts together until we meet again! We love you! Prayers of comfort and peace to your amazing family Darrel. 💖💖 (We miss Viola already)
I was so saddened and heartbroken upon receiving the news. Viola was the glue and rock that was always the life and leader of the family gatherings .I’m so grateful that I was able to be part of that family for over twenty years and Viola of course kept in touch after. I was always in comfort and peace being around her Christian spirit .She disliked no one and loved everyone ,all while being a wonderful wife, mother ,grandmother and friends of so many . A wonderful angle on this earth and I’m sure her work is not over. My sincere, heartfelt condolences to you Darrel and all the family.
God bless you all!
LOVE and Hugs
James E, Hankins
You made such a difference in my life. You were truly the second mom to me in my critical years. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I will love you & your whole family forever & for always. XoXo ❤️✨
A beautiful angel. A beautiful woman. Thinking of all you. Prayers may you feel peace and comfort.
I was very saddened to hear of Viola passing . We met her and Darrell many years ago when they managed the Walpaper City store in West Valley.
We also had Matt work for us and we have a lot of love and respect for the family.
We had planned to attend the funeral but I have come down with a nasty cold and so it is best that we don't attend. But I just wanted to let the family know how much we loved her.
We pray that the influence of the Holy Ghost may help you to find comfort and peace.
Lynn and Regina Gingell
Kaye and I are so very sad we were not able to come and say our goodbyes to such a great woman. Viola was one of the first people in the family to welcome me with open arms…literally took me into her living embrace at the first family reunion I attended. I always loved that she was not shy in showing her love for everybody in the family and was such a selfless and genuine person. Kaye has such great memories of Viola that she will cherish forever! Please know we are sending you all our love and prayers. We love and miss you all!
Dear Viola…one of the most selfless, loving woman I’ve ever known. Such a privilege to have worked with you. Thank you for the support and confidences shared. Much love to your family who I know will miss you deeply. Until we meet again.
Dear Jenn , Jeremy and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother, wife, grandmother and friend. My love and prayers are with you and pray you will be comforted knowing that she is in such a special place and you will be able to be with her once again.God bless you all
Darrel, Jennifer and Family: We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife/mother. Prayers that you feel love and peace during this difficult time.
Troy and Wendy Peterson
I'm so sorry to lose our sweet RS president. She was good and kind to everyone. I just can't believe how sudden it was. I want to express our deepest sympathy to Darrel and their family. We love you. We are praying for you!