Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
(July 23, 1926 - May 18, 2008)
She met and married her eternal companion Sherrod Smith on April 1, 1949 in the Logan, Utah temple.
Her life exemplified her love of the Savior through her service to Him, her family, and friends.
After many years of church service which included music and leadership, in 1989 she and her companion fulfilled a mission in the West Indies, Trinidad Mission. She listed this experience as one of the highlights of her life.
She leaves behind many who loved her. She is survived by her children Michael (Janis) Smith, Ruth Anne (Jerry) Erickson, Paulette (Randy) McMillan, Jayna (Allen) Lofgran, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, with a great granddaughter on the way. One grandson is serving a mission in Argentina and her son and daughter-in-law are serving a mission in Hong Kong. She is also survived by her loving siblings - 2 sisters and one brother, Irene Maughan, Carol Bowen and Gordon James. Preceded in death by her sweetheart Sherrod, parents, son-in-law and a brother.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 12:00 noon at the Heritage Stake Center, 7350 South 3200 West. Viewing on Wednesday May 21st from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Pkwy. (10600 S.) and from 11-11:45 on Thursday at the church. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We received some sad news this evening. Todd's Grandma Smith passed away today. She just recently went to the hospital with pneumonia, so I am very glad that she did not suffer long. I am thrilled for her, she is reunited with her husband and other loved ones who have already passed. She is a wonderful woman and tomorrow, when I am better rested and thoughtful, I will record some of my favorite memories of her here. I just wanted to write down my immediate thoughts and feelings while in the moment. I am so thankful that I got to know her and that my kids got to know her too. Todd loves his Grandma very much and has been lucky enough to have a great relationship with her his whole life.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
For FHE, we learned about China. This is important to us because Grandma and Grandpa Smith are in Hong Kong serving a mission. So, we checked out this very kid friendly and informative book, and read it together. We asked Harrison to share the three favorite things he learned about China. They are:
- Astronauts can see the Great Wall from outer space (Todd doesn't believe that though)
- They don't start school until they are 7 years old.
- The majority of people only have one child. His eyes lit up when he realized that one. He said, "It would just be me!" I know he loves his sister though and is very glad that we live here, where we can have many children, if we so choose....or so I hope he feels that way!