Deborah Smith

Passed away on September 15, 2010

Deborah Ann Dyer Smith

Deborah Ann Dyer Smith, 57, passed away on September 15, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Debby was born on September 4, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia to Richard and Cloretta Roach Dyer. She married Barry Stephens in 1972, was blessed with two sons, Tony and Greg, and later divorced. She married Randy Smith on June 8,1984 in Salt Lake City.

Debby graduated with an Associates Degree and worked as an OR Nurse at LDS Hospital. Her favorite pastime was being with her five beautiful grandchildren, whom she loved very much. She also had a passion for flowers, gardening, and animals.

Debby is survived by her husband; children, Tony Stephens, Hallie (Jamie Myler), Greg Stephens (Jana), and Michelle (Travis Landmark); grandchildren, Baylee, Brooklynn, Stacey, Adelaide, and Nash; brother, Rick Dyer. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the transplant team at IMC for their tender and professional care over the past 16 years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Valley View Mortuary, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT 84120. Friends may call Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Monday.

Condolences may be sent to the family


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Barbara Crump Sheipe

November 30, 2010

I was so saddened to hear about Debby's passing. My heart goes out to you all. I did not know Debby was an organ husband, Jim, awaits a new liver. Please know you are all in our prayers...sincerely, Barbara Crump Sheipe.

Lisa (Smith) Frigm

September 22, 2010

Debby was such an amazing person! I remember going to her house to visit her and her dog many times when I was a kid. She was always very sweet to me and helped me feel accepted during a time I needed it the most! I will never forget what she did for me! God bless all that loved her!

Lauren Biesinger

September 21, 2010

I enjoyed getting to know Debby while she waited for Baylee during her dance classes. She was a darling grandmother and I truly enjoyed talking to her. May your family be comforted during this time.

nikki thompson

September 20, 2010

You will be missed by so many people xxxxx

Cathe St. Jean

September 19, 2010

My sincerest sympathy and condolences to Debby's family and all those who love her, of which there are many. I always admired Debby for speaking her mind and standing up for what she believed in. We played dolls, shared pictures and stories and just had a great time for so many years. She is what we call in Doll World, a OOAK. One Of A Kind. Godspeed, Debby. You are loved and will be missed.

Steve Kane

September 19, 2010

A gentle soul whom I knew at LDS hospital many years ago. I am saddened by her passing

Halbeisen Prudy

September 19, 2010

I knew Debbie through Doll Fan.. She was a wonderful lady who loved and cherished her lovely family. I feel like I knew all of you through her. She loved to post photos especially of the grand children.. My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. May the grace of God see you through.
Sincerely: Prudy from Upstate NY

Zach Miner

September 19, 2010

You have a lot of support and we are all here for you and thinking of you. I know how close you to your mom. She taught you well bro, remember she will always be with you.

Norma Harrison-Meyers

September 19, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss...Debby will be very missed in your lives as well as in the Dolly World...remember her for the special person that she was!!
Norma Harrison-Meyers(Canada)

Annette Abdeljalil

September 19, 2010

Sending sincerest condolences to Debby's family. She was a wonderful dolly friend, and we'll miss her posting on Doll-Fan about Baylee's accomplishments and photos of all her grands. Rest in Peace dear Debby.