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Douglas Kaye Smith

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Douglas Kaye Smith Obituary
Oct. 19, 1925 ~ Dec. 1, 2012
Douglas Kaye Smith passed away on December 1st, 2012. He was born on October 19, 1925 in Alpine, Utah to Dean and Mary Nancy Holman Smith. After his mothers death when he was 4 years old, he was raised in his loving grandparents home, James Banks and Leila Openshaw Smith. Doug attended school in Alpine and American Fork, graduating from High School and Seminary in 1943. He loved working with his Dad sheepherding in American Fork Canyon. He served his country in World War II in the Marine Corp. 1st Division, serving as an Amphibian tank driver in the Russell Islands with the first wave to occupy Japan. He retired from working at US Steel after 33 years. He enjoyed raising and training race horses. Doug was a member of the LDS Church, serving diligently during his lifetime in the High Priests Quorum, as a worker in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and as a loving and dedicated Home Teacher. Doug is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his brothers Dean Keith Smith, Gary Smith, and sister, Barbara Benson Allred. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Kendall Smith and their 10 children; Jim (Cindy) Smith, Kaye Jorgensen, Barry (Kathy) Smith, Kelley (Tom) Jensen, Lori (Kirk) Frampton, Dawna (Larry) French, Bonnie (Mike) Taylor, Cheryl (Mark) Brown, Julie Blackhurst, Sam (Ken) Bean, 36 grandchildren and 83 great-grandchildren. Doug is also survived by brothers Morris (Elaine) Smith, Dale (Gail) Smith, Donald Benson and sisters Darlene Hagberg, Pam (Jerry) Kilstrom, Cathy Austin, and sister-in-law Rulene King. Also survived by his in-laws Corinne Kendall, Clair (Marilyn) Kendall, Edward (Kathleen) Kendall, and Dianna Healey. He was admired and loved by all of them and will forever be remembered as the best example of love, kindness, and acceptance. He was always the Ultimate Gentleman.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 5th, at 11:00 at the Jordan Willows 1st Ward, 2161 W. Grays Dr., (2300 W. 300 S.) Lehi Utah. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the same location, and from 9:30-10:45 prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Alpine City Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be shared at


Published in Deseret News on Dec. 4, 2012
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