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:, or by using the ward's link here:



Monday, Jul. 26, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LDS Chapel
1380 West 6785 South
West Jordan, UT 84084

Livestream Service

Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LDS Chapel
1380 West 6785 South
West Jordan, UT 84084

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Chapel
1380 West 6785 South
West Jordan, UT 84084

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Post Date

Jul 23, 2021

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Darrell I didn't know that Viola had passed away, president Anderson told me when I text him about a week ago. I have been listening to her funeral it was very nice, many people loved her. We used to go Relief Society teaching together. She was always ready to go each month sometimes having to talk me into going. It was such a shock l still don't know how she died. Darrell it must have been terrible for you, from what I was told it was very sudden. Glenn's death was a blessing for me and the family. He had dementia and we couldn't keep him safe. Of course we miss him but I am not sad because I know it will not be too much longer before I can join him. I am living with my daughter in West Jordan closer to the Oquirh mountain. I have my own small place that is apart from the rest of the home. I am very happy here and live in a wonderful ward. I have made many friends. I hope you can find some peace and as time rolls by it will be easier for you. So sorry. Jean Turpin.

Jean Turpin , West Jordan , UT, US Jan 20, 2022

I was so socked to hear of Viola's death and pray that God will comfort her family. I never met Viola only know her through the emails she sent but I feel so sad for her family and friends for her loss, so sudden. I can only say that you are in my prayers and I pray God's love will see you through this. Again can I how sorry I am for your loss.

Leah Kay Wells Jul 26, 2021

so sorry to hear of your Loss, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. GOD Bless, GOD speed my friend.

Thomas Pyles , Farmington, UT, US Jul 26, 2021

Matt, Courtney, and family

We are so sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to all of you.

Craig and Jan

Craig and Jan Neilson , West Jordan, UT, US Jul 26, 2021