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Dianna Smith

October 26, 1950 — October 14, 2016

Dianna Slenning Lehmann Smith passed away on October 14, 2016 in Boulder City, NV.

There are so many words that describe Dianna: strong, inspirational, agitator, community builder, advocate, compassionate, tireless, fierce, global thinker, champion, mother, wife, friend.

Dianna spent her life defying the odds; she gave birth to a daughter she was never supposed to have, she supported herself and raised her daughter, she couldn't walk on the sidewalk with her daughter so she challenged and helped change the code, she couldn't drive to work so she campaigned for lifts on buses, she saw a duck drowning in a wetland and gathered the community to clean and preserve Utah's Pelican flyway.  In short, Dianna's life has been filled with seeing a need and then tirelessly working to bring people together and fill the need.  Dianna is selfless in this endeavor - always putting others needs before her own.

A  brilliant planner and organizer, she has a devotion and love for family that has translated to giving her daughter a foundation to see the beautiful potential of the world, looking past the sometimes ugly and oppressive moment, with a desire to bring people together, create a common vision and purpose to work toward actualizing that potential.  Seen in Dianna's extensive contact lists,  she has brought together family though her tireless work in genealogy, finding long lost branches of the family tree and reconnecting long forgotten branches.

Dianna empowers and inspires all around her, always willing to be a listening ear, give a warm hug or hand squeeze, cook a meal, and of course, brainstorm and analyze a solution to your distress however trivial (or gigantic) it may be.

Though Dianna leaves this world in body, she leaves behind a quiet legacy. One that is pervasive like water, running into the cracks and gaps of the Earth that need to be replenished and nurtured.  But one also that no one can resist or force back, for if anything, Dianna was persistent.

She is in death, as she was in life, loved by many, but especially by her daughter, Michele, and her husband, Bruce.  She will truly be missed, but forever loved, remembered, and honored.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Diana requested in lieu of flowers, please donate to Granite school district to support at-risk kids in math or to Clark County to support music programs.  Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Granite School District

Clark County Music Program

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