It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Allyson Smith Scoville, who passed away peacefully in her sleep January 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Allyson was born in Long Beach, California October 13, 1955, the 4th child of Mayo and Felice Smith. After graduating from high school in Hacienda Heights, she attended Brigham Young University and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain from 1976-1978. She married Thomas Scoville in 1991 and they had 6 children, Alex, Simon, Nick, Anna, Ian, and Jeremy. Tom and Allyson separated but remained good friends and continued to parent their children together. Allyson devoted her time to caring for her children, which was the source of her greatest joy. Along the way she met a wonderful friend, Kerry Williams, who became her partner in life and love.
Each of her six beautiful children carry on a bit of their mother’s love of life, her warm, infectious personality, her unique and fun approach to life. She was a bright, beautiful light; someone who reached out and befriended anyone who was in need of a little happiness or a lift. Truly she gathered friends wherever she was, and her basket was full of every variety, much like a beautiful bouquet made up of many different kinds of flowers. She opened her home and heart to all of her children’s friends, many of whom thought of her as a second mother. Her love and her laughter, her warm and caring ways will be missed by everyone who knew her. If you knew Allyson, you know that she preferred to sing and dance through life rather than just walk.
Allyson was a massage therapist, and used her healing art of touch to bless many people. She freely shared her gift of massage by volunteering at homeless shelters and refugee centers to give others healing and warmth through her touch.
Allyson was somewhat of a philosopher and poet and thought deeply about the purpose and meaning of our lives here in mortality. She had a strong belief in her identity as a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven and of the role of her Savior, Jesus Christ in her life. She knew beyond a doubt that she had a strong hand of love supporting her. We know she is enjoying reunions in heaven and is sharing her beautiful spirit with those on the other side of the veil.
Her beautiful light and joyful spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
Children: Alex, Simon, Nick, Anna, Ian, Jeremy Scoville.
Siblings: Shane (Melissa) Smith, Miriam (Kevin) Briggs, Lucina (John) Marsh, Bryson (Jill)Smith
Services will be held at City View Memorial, 1001 E. 11th Ave. SLC, on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00. There will be a viewing at 9:30. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Services may be viewed online by clicking on the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 834 9329 9182
Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 435-884-3031