|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1913|
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 2009|
Twin Falls County
Eva Thelma Bowen Smith was born August 12, 1913 in the town of Pleasant Green, now Magna, Utah to Culbert and Mary Jean Allen Bowen.
She departed peacefully from this life on the evening of October 23, 2009 surrounded by her children.
Thelma grew up in Salt Lake City and after graduating from LDS High School worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Ogden and Challis, Idaho before she was called to serve in the California LDS Mission. While serving there in El Centro, she met her future husband Alan. After returning to Salt Lake from her mission, she worked in the Improvement Era Office, all the while corresponding with Alan.
On November 15, 1943, Alan and Thelma were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They resided in Salt Lake and then Ogden before moving to Twin Falls in the fall of 1950. The greatest joys of Thelma's life were her family and her LDS faith. She loved being in her kitchen, and her bread and dinner rolls were famous all over Twin Falls.
She served faithfully in her LDS callings which included many years as secretary to Relief Society Presidencies, Sunday School teacher and Primary teacher which she loved. She also enjoyed the many years she spent in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Twin Falls Chapter. When her youngest child started school, Thelma went to work for the Twin Falls School District, where she worked as a secretary for sixteen years, much to the chagrin of her children because Mom could keep track of their every move at school.
After her husband passed away in 1974, Thelma filled her years attending institute classes at the College of Southern Idaho, visiting her children and grandchildren wherever they lived in the world, and accepting a church calling to work in the Boise LDS Temple, as well as working tirelessly in the yard of her home. She loved her beautiful yard and rose garden.
Thelma is survived by her children, Jean Ann Smith, Karen (Neal) Christensen, Darrell (Cheryl) Smith, Connie Smith, Lynette (Jim) Williams, and Alana Hadfield; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Alan Smith, a son, David Alan Smith, a grandson, David Hyrum Smith, and a great-grandson, Mason Williams.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Boulevard. Friends may call on Thursday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from October 25 to October 26, 2009.
Roscoe Alan Smith (1908 - 1974)*
David Alan Smith (1946 - 1946)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
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