Tayva Patch was born on February 18, 1953, and died on November 21, 2015.
She was an American actress who played the role of Lucy Mack Smith in many films.
Tayva also played the role of the FBI agent Meredith in Brigham City.
She was born in Winslow, Arizona. She studied acting at Brigham Young University.
Tayva and her husband Brian are the parents of four children.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Other roles played by Tayva include that of Mary Magdalene in The Testaments.
Tayva played several roles alongside Rick Macy, both in several films where he has played Joseph Smith, Sr. and also in Out of Step.
In the early years of Mormon cinema (through June 2002) Tayva was the only actress who had been cast in a top-billed role in more than one film in the genre.
Tayva Patch passed away at age 62 in November 2015.