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Wendy Ann Bentsen Smith

Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death 13 Dec 2009 (aged 54)
Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Burial Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 53030842 · View Source
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Montpelier-Wendy Ann Bentsen Smith, 54, left the loving arms of her family on December 13, 2009, due to a lingering illness. She was born September 27,1955 to A.J. (Cub) and Pauline Barkdull Bentsen. On July 14, 1972 Wendy Married Tim Smith, and they had three children.
Wendy was happiest when she was with family and her grandchildren were such a delight. She enjoy cooking and doing crafts with them. Of course, the grandkids could not get enough of their Grandma, and she always ready for activity with the kids. Camping with the family and friends, Duch-oven cooking,canning, working in her yard creating beautiful flowers and gardens for everyone to enjoy were just some of the passions in her life.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Tim; son Jeremy; two daughters, Brandi (Justin) Parker and Shelbee; her sister RaeAnn (Dennis) Wilcox; five beautiful grandchildren, Kayden, Kyson, Makenzie,Kayley and Colton Parker, and her faithful campanion, who never left her side, Kate. Wendy was proceded in death, and will now be with her parents again, A.J. (Cub) and Pauline Barkdull Bentsen.She will also be reunited with her two sisters, Nancy Toomer, Margo Matthews and her nephew, Jens Matthews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 18, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Fourth Ward LDS Chapel. The will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Montpelier Cemetery. Services will be under direction of Matthews Mortuary, Montpelier, Idaho.
Published in the Idaho state Journal on December 14, 2009.

Cause of Death - Emphysema

You may own a million dollars,
But your, are the poorest in the land
if you don't have your beloved mom
to clasp your lonely hand.
Though her smile is gone forever
and her hand you cannot touch
still we have many memories
of our mom we loved so much.
This is our keepsake, with which
We'll never part;
God has her in his keeping-
We have her in are hearts.
So, You who have a mother
Cherish her with care
For you'll never know the heartache
'Til she's no longer there.'
Looking back on Mom's life,
The days, the weeks, the years...
My eyes are blurred with memories
And clearly through the tears...
All it took to bring her joy
Was just a smile,
A flower for her garden,
Or hearing "Grandma" from a child,
All it took to make her laugh
Were the tree squirrels in her tree,
Squabbling with sparrows
And "Kate" on her heels.
All it took to make her happy
Was knowing that she could do
Something nice for someone else.
That's what made her feel good.
All it took to make her cry
Was seeing someone hurt.
Or if she was on the receiving end,
Of a genuine, kind word.
All it took to bring her peace
Was knowing that someday.
All her family's pain would cease.
All it took this winter day
To make the angels sing,
Was Heaven giving Mom
Her own set of beautiful wings.
All it took to ease our pain
Was hearing you, Mom
Calling our name.
We miss you so much already
The ride will be so lonely.
You'll be in our hearts Forever...
That is all we will take.
Until that day I'll think of you,
the love we shared, the memories too.
Until that day I'll think of you,
I'll try so hard in all I do.
Until that day I'll find out why,
you had to leave with no "goodbye".
Until that day this is so,
your family misses you, more than you'll know.
Until that day You'll be with him,
your God, your Savior, and new best friend.
Until that day I see you there,
you're in my heart, you're everywhere.
Until that day.

Life is too short,
It's not enough,
but we must understand,
That if we live it in love and faith,
a road will be made,
For the day we pass away,
We can take it,
and wait at the end,
for those who once and always loved me,
I will meet.
Your beautiful eyes,
so big and round,
showed love,
showed laughter,
showed happiness,
showed sadness,
but we will remember you as the happy beautiful women you were,
The one who once cried for love,
The one that once laughed,
I love you my dear,
we will miss you,
but please wait,
we will meet once again,
In the kingdom of heaven,
where no pain we will feel.
Brother In-laws:
Roger Dee Toomer
Brandon Dennis Wilcox
Ted Carl Smith
Sister In-law:
Sandra Rae Smith Leissring
Edward Jens Matthews
Michael James Sims
Charles Tyson Sims

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Wendy Ann Bentsen Smith

  • Created by: In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Added: 30 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53030842
  • In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wendy Ann Bentsen Smith (27 Sep 1955–13 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53030842, citing Montpelier City Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by In Memory of Margo & Jens (contributor 47291843) .