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Alice Smedley Dahl

October 30, 1920 — November 4, 2023


Five days after celebrating her 103rd birthday with her family, Alice was finally reunited with her eternal companion, Lloyd, and her daughter, Sharleen, on Nov. 4, 2023.

She was born October 30, 1920 in Burley, Idaho, to Asa Barnes Smedley and Sarah Elizabeth Manning.  Shortly thereafter, they moved to Layton, Utah. Asa provided for their family by renting and operating farms. Alice always said her parents were “gypsies” who moved often. She spent most of her life in Syracuse, only moving to Kaysville in 2010, when UDOT took her home to widen Antelope Drive.

Alice was always close to her parents and siblings; Arden, Iola, Aurelia, and Margaret. Alice said that Arden was the best brother, and she was very close to her sisters, visiting them often. She remembered fondly going to baseball games with her family every Saturday during the summer.

She first saw the love of her life, Lloyd Dahl, when she was 5 years old. His Dahl grandparents lived next to the farm her father was renting in West Point, and she looked across the fence and saw “the cutest little boy”.  They started dated their junior year at Davis High School. Alice served a mission to Southern California. Tragically her father suddenly passed four weeks after she arrived in the mission field. She married Lloyd on August 25, 1943, in the Salt Lake Temple. She had been home from her mission for 5 days.

Alice treasured her friends and family. She had 5 children: Sharleen, who passed when she was 5 days old, Val, Sharalyn, Lanette, and Dixie. She was close to all her children and grandchildren, visiting with them often. She had many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, and made time to visit her regularly. She enjoyed her friends and was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Rachel Layton Warren Camp, but particularly loved being part of the Syralitas Club in Syracuse for many years.

As a desire to contribute to the family income she worked at many jobs including, the tomato canning factory, Kearns Cafe, weighed trucks at the gravel pit, loaded busses of children to ride from Syracuse to Clearfield for swimming lessons, a voter registration agent, worked for Uncle Ray Dahl during property tax season for Davis County, typed Syracuse City utility bills, and other odd jobs.  Her longest job was with the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden.

Alice was very artistic and an amazing seamstress. She made many matching dresses for Sharalyn and Kay; and Lanette and Tonya when they were young. She taught many little girls to sew in 4-H. She painted china plates, made porcelain dolls, painted ceramic figurines, crocheted full size and baby afghans.  She was a great cook and loved to make fudge, divinity, peanut brittle, and her amazing cinnamon rolls. After she moved to Kaysville, she became very good friends with Billie, who was an avid quilter. She joked that she learned to quilt when she was 90. She made beautiful quilts, all of which she gave away.

She enjoyed extracting names for the LDS church and worked on it almost daily for years. One year her ward challenged the youth to extract more names than Alice in one month. Alice beat them hands down. She could quote her family pedigree better than any of us.

Alice always had a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and she passed that testimony on to her children. She served in many callings during her lifetime, but her favorite was being in the Relief Society Presidency with Peggy Moffitt, who remained her friend all her life.

Alice spent the last 2 ½ years at Whisper Cove Assisted Living in Kaysville, Utah. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff there for all the loving care they gave Mom. They made her laugh, hugged her when she was lonely, and held her hand when she got anxious. She was also served by A+ Hospice, and many thanks go to Dr. Holland, Julie, Neeka, and Miya for their compassionate and loving care.

Alice leaves behind Val Curtis Dahl, Sharalyn (Alan) Maughan, Lanette (John) Pace, and Dixie (Jan) Rogers; 19 grandchildren, and 49 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings, and her infant daughter, Sharleen.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, November 18, at Russon Mortuary Farmington, 1941 North Main Street, Farmington UT. Friends and family may attend the viewing from 8:30-9:30 AM at the mortuary prior to the service. Interment at Syracuse Cemetery.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page ( and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below. 

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

8:30 - 9:30 am (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Farmington

1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT 84025

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Farmington

1941 N. Main St., Farmington, UT 84025

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