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Shirley Smith

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Shirley Smith Obituary

Shirley Jean Smith, 80, of Idaho Falls, died May 23, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Shirley was born July 23, 1929, in Ogden, Utah, to Theodore William Banford and Thelma Elizabeth Byrne Banford. Her mother later married Vern P. Arnold. Shirley attended schools in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School.

She married George L. Smith on March 26, 1948, in Elko, Nev. Their marriage was solemnized in 1952 in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. Shirley was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous callings. She enjoyed cooking and sewing and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, George L. Smith of Idaho Falls; children, Cheryl (Paul) Olsen of Ucon, Linda (Mike) Howard, Brent (Terri) Smith and Bruce (Carie) Smith, all of Idaho Falls, and Brian (Laura) Smith of Orem, Utah; 26 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leland Vern Arnold; grandson, Jerry Olsen; and great-grandson, Ethan Howard.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Idaho Falls LDS Pioneer Ward, 2020 S. Charlotte Drive, with Bishop Todd A. Shepherd officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.



Published in Post Register on May 25, 2010
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