Sid Schmutz

(Sid’s mother’s obituary follows Sid’s obituary)

Funeral services for Sidney Wells Schmutz, 17, who died June 6 of injuries received  in a tractor accident, were held  Monday, June 13, 1968 at 2 p.m. at the St. George LDS Stake Center.

He was born Aug. 29, 1950, in St. George, to Ray S. and Mary Lou Wells Schmutz.

He was a student at Dixie High School, member of the Madrigal Singers, and the LDS Church.

Survivors are: parents, brothers, sisters, John Douglas, serving LDS German Mission; Samuel, Darlene, Danielle, all of St. George;  Mrs. David (Janette) Bless, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Lynn (Dianne) Dean, Provo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Schmutz, St. George. Burial in the St. George City Cemetery.

Mary Lou Schmutz

St. George

Mary Lou Schmutz, age 96, passed away October 31, 2015 at her home in St. George, Utah. She was born Mary Louisa Wells to Samuel Henry Wells and Mary Louisa Woolley on July 14, 1919 in St. Thomas, Nevada.

In the fall of 1938 she reluctantly came to Dixie Junior College because her mother felt she was too young to go so far away as Reno. At Dixie she met the love of her life, Ray Snow Schmutz. They were married October 21, 1941, in the St. George Temple. They are the parents of seven children.

Mary Lou served all her life in the organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was known for her loving kindness, untiring service, and her devout testimony. Two of her pleasures were singing in choral groups and playing the organ in the temple. Mary Lou thought playing the organ in the temple. Mary Lou thought of herself as less than ordinary; we, her children knew her as extraordinary. She will forever be an example of righteousness and an inspiration to her children and grandchildren for generations.

She is survived by Janet Bice, Dianne Dean (Lynn), John Douglas Schmutz (Larita), Darlene Allred (Mark), Samuel Wells Schmutz, and Dannielle Henninger (Bryan); 39 grandchildren and 86 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and a son Sidney Wells Schmutz.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. George 5th Ward Chapel, 85 S. 400 E., St. George, UT. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, and also Saturday morning prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454