April 11, 1924 ~ Feb. 17, 2013
Afton Bryson Smith died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Logan, Utah. She was born April 11, 1924, in Bountiful, Utah, daughter of Allen and Corrilla Bryson. She married Richard Leo Smith on March 28, 1945, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS temple.
Afton's formal education included a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1946, and a master's degree in fine art from Utah State University in 1981. In addition to her caring work as a homemaker and mother, she was a generous and creative volunteer in numerous church positions, a substitute elementary school teacher
, and a prolific artist and writer. The joys and views of her world are beautifully expressed in her paintings, drawings, prints, poems, and perhaps, most sensitively, through the hundreds of heartfelt letters written to her family and friends.
Surviving are her three daughters, Cynthia Prante (Franklin), Susan Salmon (David), Andrea Denton (Stanford); two sons, Merrill Smith (Pam), Bradley Smith (Meredith); 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 2013, in the Logan LDS Lundstrom Park 2nd Ward Chapel, 1260 N. 1600 East, with Bishop David Anderson conducting. Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Fri., Feb. 22, at Allen Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North, in North Logan and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 23. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on line at www.allenmortuaries.net