Drucilla "Dot" Loader Smith, died March 25, 2016. at the age of 93. Though we have said our goodbyes to our dear mother, it's just a sweet adieu. Mom was born August 25, 1922 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Earl Elias Loader and Eva May Lewis Loader. She had three sisters a" Jeanne, Barbara, and Earlene a" whom she loved very dearly.\n\nDot met her sweetheart, Ernest Patten Smith, while working at the Pleasant Grove Bank. Ernest would come to the bank and would wait until Dot could be the one to help him. They married on March 6, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, Dot and Ernest raised 7 children. They spent 14 years together before Ernest passed away from cancer in 1959.\n\nDot grew up in Pleasant Grove, and raised her family in Pleasant Grove. She had a great love for the community where she lived and served. She worked for 25 years as the Pleasant Grove City Librarian. She volunteered much of her time to serving in the community. She served as a member of the Pleasant Grove City Arts Council, on the Historic Preservation Committee, and the Library Board. Dot was honored for her service by the Lion's Club, by Pleasant Grove City, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She served faithfully in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: serving as Relief Society President, in the Young Women's organization, and on the Stake Sunday School and Relief Society Boards.\n\nAll who knew Dot knew she loved family history. She made friends across the world as a result of her passion for genealogy. She delighted in spending hours at the family history library in Salt Lake City, searching for lost ancestors. She loved her predecessors and her descendants, and enjoyed sharing the stories of their lives. She was a lover of words and a teller of tales.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Jeanne Alldredge and Earlene Lindsey, an infant grandson Gregg Smith (Ernest and Margeritte), two sons-in-law Raymond Newman (Anne) and Randy Jensen (Barbara), and three brothers-in-law Fred Alldredge (Jeanne), Lowell Baxter (Barbara), and Myrle Lindsey. She is survived by Laurene (Verdon) Walker, Lowell Smith, Coralee (Bryan) Drennan, Anne (Raymond) Newman, Ernest (Margeritte) Smith, Nola Jean (Michael) Harvey, and Barbara (Brian) Larson. She is survived by 45 grandchildren, 143 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren.\n\nMemorial services will be held in her honor at the Pleasant Grove 1st Ward Building 275 E. 500 S., Pleasant Grove, UT at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 31, with a viewing Wednesday, March 30th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E., Pleasant Grove, UT and Thursday prior to the service from 10:30 - 11:45 am. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.