Obituary: SMITH, HORTENSE

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 5:42 p.m. MDT

Hortense Hogan Child Smith1919 ~ 2012Hortense Hogan Child Smith died peacefully at home Thurs. 5/17. She was the daughter of Grover Cleaveland Hogan and Eliza Jane Hubbard Hogan. Born May 6, 1919 in Thatcher, ID, she had just celebrated her 93 birthday, she grew up on the family farm, she later moved to Logan, UT to attend Utah State University and then Salt Lake where she earned a degree in Business Administration from LDS Business College in 1939. She married Robert Child in 1939 and they raised 2 children Carol Jane (deceased) and Thomas. Served as a Navy WAVE 1943-45 rank: LT (jg) Corpus, TX/Washington, D.C. Worked as Personnel Administrator for SL County from 1969-72 before being called to YWMIA General Board/Adult Correlation Committee and as 1st Counselor in the LDS YW Presidency under life long friend Ruth Funk 1972-78. Married LDS Patriarch Eldred G Smith June 1977 to Present. Was key figure in saving and restoring Gilgal Sculpture Garden. She spent many days touring, presenting, and lecturing with Eldred concerning Hyrum Smith artifacts. Her vivid story telling and presentation skills served her well in this capacity, she touched many lives throughout her life of service. She will be missed by her husband Eldred, sisters Maxine Wilker and Meridith Scott, son Thomas R Child, step children Gary Smith (Elizabeth), Gay Vance (deceased) (Arden deceased), Miriam Skeen (Ted), Raynor Smith, Sylvia Isom, (Craig), and MANY grand/great grand/great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be at the Larkin Sunset Lawn 1300 S 2300 E from 6-8 PM 5/22 and from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 S. Wasatch Dr., 5/23 with the 1 PM service to follow. Many thanks to the special caregivers and medical folks from Rocky Mtn Hospice for loving Mom! In Lieu of flowers, donations welcome to Gilgal Garden at www.gilgalgarden.org.