Afton (Bryson) Smith (1924 - 2013)

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Afton Bryson Smith died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Logan, Utah. She was born April, 11, 1924, in Bountiful, Utah, the daughter of Allen and Corrilla Bryson. She married Richard Leo Smith on March 28, 1945, in the Salt Lake City 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) and Andrea Denton (Stanford); two sons, Merrill Smith (Pam) and Bradley Smith (Meredith); 14 grandchildren, Matthew Prante, Abigail Prante, and Elizabeth Sedgwick, Olivia Salmon, Jennifer Rhodes and David Salmon, Daniel Smith, Christine Esser, and Nathan Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Leslie Gunderson and Laura Smith, and Michael and Stephen Denton; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Dean Lamar Bryson, Newell James Bryson, Norman Neil Bryson, Wallace Glover Bryson and Myron Wayne Bryson; and sister Julie Alene Hart.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, 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 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Allen Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North in North Logan, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the church. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at
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Published in Logan Herald Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2013
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