Lois Smart is the mother of Elizabeth Smart and five other children ranging in age from 10 to 23. She received her Master's degree from The University of Utah in children's literature where she wrote a children's book. Lois worked as an educator and District Art Specialist for the Jordan School District in Sandy, Utah. She is active in her children's activities, church and community. Along with her husband, Ed, she actively supported and pushed for the passage of The National Amber and other legislative initiatives to prevent abduction.