Esther Josephine Smout Forman, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Emerald House in Blackfoot.
She was born April 25, 1933, in Lewisville, Idaho, to Wilmer Ward Smout and Edith Margaret Mortensen Smout. She grew up in Lewisville and attended schools in Rigby, graduating from Rigby High School.
On April 3, 1952, she married Darrell Dean Forman in Idaho Falls, where they made their home. In 1955, they were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Darrell preceded her in death Feb. 12, 2012. Esther was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Esther was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many organizations including the Primary and Young Women's, where she coordinated many fun Girls Camps.
She was a talented seamstress and loved to sew for her family. She enjoyed camping, motorbike riding and spending time with her family. Following retirement, Darrell and Esther enjoyed traveling together to California, Arizona, southern Utah and Star Valley, Wyo.
Our Mom was 4' nothing, but 10' tall in spirit.
Survivors are her daughters, Deana Jo Orgill of Idaho Falls, Sharon Kay (Jay) Thienes of Key West, Fla., and Vicki Lyn (Jeffrey) Prudent of Idaho Falls; son, Darren (Sue) Forman of Idaho Falls; son-in-law, George W. (Kathleen) Clarke of Idaho Falls; brothers, Billy (Sue) Smout of Boise and Doyle (Elaine) Smout of Florida; sisters, Wilma (Jay) Neibaur of Salt Lake City and Elaine Smout;15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Bobby Smout and Kenneth Smout.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, with Bishop Jay Doman of the Idaho Falls LDS 2nd Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, both times at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lewisville Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.