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Obituary: SMITH, SHIRLEY

Published: Saturday, Dec. 20 2014 3:37 a.m. MST

Shirley T. Smith 1925 ~ 2011Bicknell, UtahShirley Taylor Smith, age 86, died November 9, 2011 in Holladay, Utah, of natural causes. She was born September 5, 1925 in Bicknell, Utah, a daughter of Francis Preston and Emma Baker Taylor. She lived in Bicknell virtually her entire life and had a deep love for its people. Mom graduated from Wayne High School, fell in love with our father, Wayne Alfred Smith, and waited for him to return from serving with the US Army during WWII. Dad and Mom were married February 25, 1945 in Bicknell. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, July 2, 1953. Wayne died April 13, 2009.Dad and Mom were a partnership of love and mutual support. Together they ran a small family farm for over thirty years near Bicknell. Their love survived and thrived even amid the sorrow of watching one of their children die in infancy of heart disease. They loved each other dearly and were each other's best friend.Mom was active in the LDS Church, serving throughout her life in a variety of church positions. She loved several things: Dad, her family, her Church, Wayne County, fishing, and the Utah Jazz.Mom is survived by her son: Ted and Camille Taylor of South Jordan; her daughter-in-law Linda T. Smith of Sandy; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren (with one more on the way); a sister, Fay Nydegger of Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, Denny Dow and Dee Smith of Portland, Oregon; sister-in-law: MaeVon Taylor of Escalante; step-brothers and sisters: Montez and Wayne Chidester of Springville; Merrill C. and Melba Forsyth of Bicknell; Ward R. and Judy Forsyth of Aurora; Grace Blackburn of Orem; Lowell Clark and Karen Forsyth of Salt Lake City; Myrna and Dick Chappell of Springville; Donald R. and Flovonn Forsyth of Bakerfield, CA.She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne A. Smith; her sons Ron W. Smith and Don Taylor Smith; a brother Arden P. Taylor; and stepbrothers: Brent and Maurine Morrell and Terry Forsyth.The family expresses special thanks to the staffs of Cottonwood Creek Retirement, the Canyon Creek Memory Unit, Silverado Senior Living, and Silverado Hospice for their loving care for Mom.Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 1:00 P.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may call for viewing Tuesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home. Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com