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 Henry (Hank) Joseph Smith

Henry (Hank) Joseph Smith

Albin, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Death 23 Nov 2004 (aged 86)
Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
Burial Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 10194170 · View Source
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Henry (Hank) Joseph Smith, beloved brother, dad, grandpa and friend, passed away on November 23, 2004 from natural causes.

He was born in Albin, WY on July 14, 1918, the second of three children to Stephen and Josephine Smith. He was raised in Wyoming and served for a short period in the US Army during World War II. He married Sylvia Maurin in 1942. They later divorced. Hank and Sylvia had five children; Stephen (Lisa) Smith, Sandy; John (Lynell) Smith, Payson; Robert (Kelly) Smith, Vernal; Jolene Smith, Phoenix, AZ; and Henry Joseph (Doris) Smith, Marion, UT.

He married LaVelle Sparks Nelson in 1977 and became step-father to six more children; Jerry Nelson, OR; Patricia Gaas, Salt Lake City; Marilyn Chastain, Salt Lake City; Judy Anderson, NV; Barbara Davis, Canada, and Linda Dean, Salt Lake City. LaVelle passed away in 1997. During the last few years he had a special relationship with his companion, Donelda Cochran, Vernal.

Hank earned a living as a mechanic, working for Hurst Ready Mix, Savage Bro. and HatchCo. He enjoyed building and rebuilding campers. He loved the outdoors and spent much time traveling, camping, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Irene Smith, brother John Smith, daughter-in-law Carol Middleton Smith, and one grandson. He leaves behind his sister, Frances (Ode) Holgerson, Albin, WY; his children, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 20 step-grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday November 29, 2004 at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. where friends may call from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment Centerville City Cemetery.

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Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 11/28/2004

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