1934 ~ 2014
Our father, Ralph Mousley Smith, passed away at the age of 80 in Roosevelt, Utah on June 5, 2014. He was born in the family home in West Jordan, Utah on February 21, 1934 to John (Jack) Smith and Fedora (Dora) Fitzgerald Mousley.
Dad was raised on the family farm and worked alongside his father and brother, John C. Smith at ACME Feed. He graduated from Jordan High School. He married Nona Lyn Martin on August 11, 1967. Ralph was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a dedicated employee at Wasatch Electric for over 40 years.
Dad was a wonderful, loving father, who was always dedicated to his children, family and friends. He was a jack of all trades, who lent a hand to anyone in need. Dad was the eternal optimist. He loved his home in Fruitland, Utah, where he spent many happy years. He was active in the senior community, where he made many good friends. Dad had many hobbies over the years and became an accomplished silversmith when he was in his 60's.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lyn and his brother, John. Survived by his sister, Charmaine Smith; children, John (Carolyn) Martin, Kim Peterson, Debbie (Derek) Retz-Hoar, Susan (Dan) Cutler, Chase (Robin) Smith, Cliff (Ronila) Smith; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and longtime friend, Jolene Archibald.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street, Midvale, Utah and from 10-11 a.m. prior to the graveside on Thursday at Goff Mortuary. www.goffmortuary.com