May 1, 1940 – January 13, 2020 – (age 79)
Adrienne Helen McCutcheon Mertz Smith, who was born May 1, 1940, in Port Angeles, Washington, passed from this earth life on January 13, 2020, in St. George, Utah.
Adrienne a long-time resident of North Logan, Utah, recently moved with her husband Ron Smith to St. George. After many challenging years of medical difficulties, Adrienne was peacefully called home in her sleep.
From her early childhood Adrienne demonstrated her love and incredible talent for music and singing. Sharing her beautiful voice with the world often the audience would comment on her angelic voice. Gifted enough to be asked to join the Seattle Metropolitan Opera, she instead pursued a career to bless her family and those she worked with. Adrienne had a wonderful career working for several different organizations such as Boeing, IBM, La-Z-Boy and Space Dynamics Laboratory. At every organization she worked at she was considered an outstanding performer, dynamic leader, a mentor and friend. Perhaps one of her most cherished work experiences was working for the stellar entrepreneur Jim Cantrell.
Adrienne loved people and serving others. Her wit and wisdom was freely shared and welcomed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
She loved especially serving and teaching children throughout her life in both community and church service. Above all Adrienne loved all of her family, respecting their own talents and contributions to this world. She loved her caring husband Ron Smith. She cherished all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To her, each grandchild and great grandchild was her “favorite.” She had the keen instinct and love to easily see within each child their unique potential and special contributions to this world.
Adrienne is proceeded in this life by her wonderful parents, Samuel McCutcheon and Marion Cooper McCutcheon, her brothers Stephen, Hugh and Homer. Adrienne is survived by her husband Ron Smith, her sons William H. Mertz III, Michael Patrick Mertz, her daughter Susanne Colleen Mertz-White, her sisters Marianne McCutcheon , and Colleen Alcantra-Galloway (McCutcheon), her brother Crandall McCutcheon, her grandchildren James Mertz, Becky Dalmolin (Mertz), Kaeti Mertz, Audrey Mertz, Gloria Mertz, David Mertz, Elisa Davenport and several wonderful great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Graveside services were conducted shortly after the memorial services.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.cvmortuary.com