Gordon Irvin Smart
Gordon Irvin Smart 1951 ~ 2008 Gordon Irvin Smart, 57, passed away suddenly October 24, 2008 of a heart attack. He was wonderful, talented, gentle, generous and well loved by many.Gordon was born August 30, 1951 in Murray, Utah to Irvin Henry and Carol Elaine Jackson Smart. He grew up on a farm in Sandy, Utah with his many siblings and cousins. Gordon was a very talented artist, an avid fly fisherman and had a great sense of humor. His actions showed he dearly loved and served his family and everyone who knew him felt he was one of their closest friends. He loved Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of the gospel. He held many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints such as serving twice as bishop, primary teacher, several positions in the Young Men's Organization, high councilor and loved serving wherever he was asked. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then taught at BYU for 17 years. He owned DesignStream, a graphic design company which just celebrated their 10-year anniversary. Gordon married Rosemary Price in April 1975 in the Mesa, Arizona temple. They have five wonderful children together. Gordon was preceded in death by his mother Elaine and his brother Stan. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his children Laura (Ben) Reschke, Aaron, Brooke (Phil) Sadler, Adrienne, and Colton, one grandson Stockton Reed Reschke, his father Irvin Smart, his brothers and sisters, Blaine (Sally) Smart, Carol Paulis, Steve (Julie) Smart, Gary (Kim) Smart, Leann (Bill) Nebeker, his sister-in-law Sheryl and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A viewing will be held Tues., October 28th, 2008 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 S from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held Wed., October 29, 2008 at 12 noon at the Sandy Lone Peak Stake Center, 11570 S. Wasatch Blvd. (viewing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 26, 2008.
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I loved Bishop Smart. He provided great guidance and understanding. I am sorry for your loss, and pray the Spirit will comfort your family as they reflect on the beautiful plan of salvation. Guy Turley
Guy Turley
November 8, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
Bishop Smart was my Bishop at BYU 20 years ago. He remembered me when I met him again in the Lone Peak Stake. He was amazing then as he is now. These numerous expressions are evidence of his great legacy and good name that he has left as a gift to his family. We will miss him.
Laura and Greg Adams
November 3, 2008
Dear Rosemary and Family- We were so shocked to hear of Gordon's passing. We have such fond memories of him as he served in our ward in Orem, always a smile and friendly manner that put all at ease and as I remember a real tease. We have such wonderful memories of you both. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Corey & Linda McBride
October 29, 2008
Dear Rosemary,
We were so sorry to hear about Gordon; he was a great man, friend and business partner. We enjoyed the years we worked together in Orem. Gordon was such a great asset to our company and we hated to see you leave and move to Salt Lake City.

You and your family will be in our prayers.
Rick and Diane Kinateder
Rick Kinateder
October 29, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gordon Smart. I have many fond memories of growing up with Gordon in Sandy and attending sunday school in the Union 4th Ward. We were also class mates at Hillcrest High School.
Gordon was funny, very smart, extremely talented, spiritual, and quite a tease. I consider him a good friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Smart family.
Vie Campbell
October 29, 2008
Rosemary and family,
Gordon has been a part of my life since second grade. He was in the third grade in the same classroom with me. When I was double promoted to fourth grade, it was Gordon who helped me and befriended me. We were fast friends up through college and we spent hundreds of summer evenings sleeping out together. We weeded gardens, ran through corn fields playing hide and seek, swam in the spring-fed ponds on the Smartline Dairy, climbed trees, raced self built boats down irrigation ditches, played the piano and accordian together, went on hikes and rode bikes, and generally had a wonderful childhood together.
Gordon worked hard, played hard, and always lived righteously. Once we went to a movie together before there were ratings. He was the one with the courage to walk out when a questionable scene came up and I followed him. I'm grateful for his sensitivity to righteousness.
Even though we have been apart these past 30 years or so, he has always remained in my heart as "my best friend". He showed it by calling me every July 19th on my birthday to sing some version of "Happy Birthday" to me.
To each of Gordon and Rosemary's children - I want you to know that your father was the best in everyway. He was pure and true throughout his childhood and carried his goodness into his adult years. I will always love him as a brother and dear friend. Follow his example and you will certainly rejoice with him in the Celestial Kingdom.
Sterling Jenson
October 29, 2008
Over the last few days, my heart has ached for your family. I have been especially thoughtful of Laura these last few days as she is a dear friend to me. Yes, Bishop Smart was a wonderful bishop whom I will always remember and cherish, but his example went beyond his years of service in that calling. As time has gone on, and that area has changed, I could always depend on a warm, friendly smile from Bishop Smart when I saw him. He was a perfect example of service, love, and kindness. Your family will be in my prayers.
Katie Nelson
October 29, 2008
I'm sorry to learn about the death of Gordon who is my cousin, Rosemary's, husband. We will always treasure the lithograph we have of his artwork that hangs proudly in our home in Truckee, Ca.
Beth (Paulson) Krewedl
October 29, 2008
I have so many wonderful memories of Bishop Smart. He will for sure be missed by me. He was always there to greet me with a smile and a hug. He was warm and kind to everyone. When I heard the news I just wanted to run over and give the whole Smart family a big hug and tell them how much he influenced my life for good. Hugs to the whole family!
Emily Thurber Call
October 29, 2008
Dear Smart Family,

My mom just called me to inform me of the news since we live way over on the East Coast. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I definately agree with Trisha, he has been one of the most amazing bishops I have ever had and also a great and dear friend. I remember coming to your house as a beehive and having to teach the Bishop and your family the first missionary discusions....wow-I passed though! He was so sweet.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family-he was a Great man and touched so many lives! He will truly be missed!
Cami Southwick (Anderson)
October 29, 2008
Bishop Smart has been my favorite bishop, can we have favorites? Maybe because he wasn't just a bishop, but a good friend. I'll never forget how he came to see me in the hospital after a surgery and gave me a book about the prophets. I will cherish that memory always. My heart goes out to his family.
Trisha Thurber
October 29, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
Our deepest sympathies are with your family at this time. Our son, Alex, attends school and played football with your son, Colton. We remember Gordon from the football games. What a wonderful man he was. His legacy will live on forever in the family he created and in the good deeds he did in this life. May the memories of your time together bring you all peace and comfort.
Prayerfully,
The Kingsbury Family
Lisa Kingsbury
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary,
What a true loss! My dad called tonight (Tues) with the news. I am very sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. Of all my cousins-in-laws I feel I can actually say I knew Gordon and he always made me feel at ease, not to mention he was very interesting to talk to. I am grateful for my recent trips to SLC and reconnecting with my cousins and I regret that I will no longer have your wonderful husband to visit. There are no words for losing someone so young. I was so glad to find his wonderful obituary online. Such a loving, sharing talented man!
With much love and many hugs, Gina
Gina Vadnais
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary and family,

I knew Gordon best from Hillcrest High as Carol's younger brother, and he was always so wonderful to me. I considered him a very good friend. He had a remarkable spirit even back then, and I can only imagine how much you love him and how you will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kisi Clawson Watkins
October 28, 2008
One of my favorite memories of Gordon occurred as he was entering, and I was leaving, Chile's. A poet who was visiting our school was my dinner guest, and I hesitated in my introductions. Gordon had recently been released as our bishop, the poet wasn't LDS, and I was unsure of how to proceed -- Bishop, Mr., what? Without hesitation and with his engaging smile, he extended his hand and said, "Gordon Smart. So pleased to meet you." I love this example of his ability to put everyone at ease as he covered my awkwardness. Bob and I will miss him. Love to Rosemary, their children, and extended family.
Helen Wight
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary & Family:
Louise & I were out of town when we received the news. I broke down as I remembered how special Gordon was & the love that we have for him. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for you & the joy in knowing God's plan & where Gordon is in his progression in God's Kingdom.
Duane & Louise Brinton
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary & Family:
Louise & I were out of town when we received the news. I broke down as I remembered how special Gordon was & the love that we have for him. Please accept our heartrfelt sympathy for you & the joy in knowing God's plan & where Gordon is in his progression in God's Kingdom.
Duane & Louise Brinton
October 28, 2008
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Gordon was an incredible man - brilliant in his artistic abilities but more important a true example of an LDS priesthood holder. His friendship will be cherished and his example will never be forgotten. I had the privilege of working with him on a major project at Mountain America CU and will be forever grateful for his insight and abilities. He certainly made my life better as a result of knowing him.
Charlyn Sorensen
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary and kids,
My heart aches for you. What a terrible loss for you and all the Smart, Price. Jackson and ward families. Gordon was my brother in law for 24 years and that friendship never ended. Rosemary you and the kids will always be family to me. I have always had such great love and respect for all of you. Gordon always had a hug, and a funny story with a twinkle in his eye. He loved his family and was so proud of each of you. He treated my kids with such kindness and love. He will be missed...our hearts are broken, but he truly was a man of God.
Julie Winter
October 28, 2008
Please accept my heart felt condolences and an expression of my heart felt love, admiration, and gratitude for having known and worked with Elder Smart. We trudged the streets of Lima Tambo together in 1971. I was his first missionary companion. He was as much my trainer as I was his. He will be missed. At my house prayers ascend heavenward in favor of his family; that the sweet dews of gospel meaning might descend earthward upon them all.
Timothy Evans
October 28, 2008
I am Colton's English teacher. I want Colton to know how sad I feel for him and his family. If there is anything here at school that I can do to make this loss easier, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Cherie Cotton
October 28, 2008
Dear Rosemary & Family:
We were out of town and received a phonecall about Gordon's passing. We were so shocked and so sad to hear this news. He is an amazing man. He was our neighbor, Bishop and friend. He was always there for us and each of our children through the years. We are so thankful to have known him, he was a great example to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. All our love.
June & John Sweeney
October 27, 2008
Aunt Rosemary & Family,
I love u all so so much! Uncle Gordon was such a good uncle! So fun and silly! I will miss him and I can not stop praying and thinking about the family.
xoxo
Brittany Patterson
October 27, 2008
Gordon was a master at conveying clear & sustainable images. I recognize this from three venues of life, where he exemplified Professionalism & Charity. 1. Gordon was the eminent graphic artist; creating & bringing to life for Village Communities memorable images for many of our to be built communities; 2.Gordon was a champion of Humanitarian efforts; supporting financially & professionally the Humanitarian causes for the people of Peru, where he served an LDS mission over 35 years ago. Gordon repeatedly offered Humanitarian support for Chasqui, Eagle Condor & Ascend (and likely others I don’t know about) because he understands Discipleship. 3.Gordon understands family; whenever we spoke we would compare notes on the joys of our most prized possession, our families. Yes Gordon is one of those memorable individuals admired because he is without guile and oh so easy to be with. May his loved ones feel of his presence over the next few days and emulate his goodness. His life example floods my memory.
Kelly Sheppard, Business Associate & Fellow Humanitarian
Kelly and Linda Sheppard
October 27, 2008
Dear Rosemary and family:

Kathleen Weber called me to let me know of this tragedy...I don't know if you remember me, but I worked with Gordon many years ago, at Smart Design and then at DesignStream. It has been almost 10 years since I've seen Gordon, but we have somehow always stayed in contact, exchanging Christmas cards, wedding announcements, and the occasional note here and there just to stay in touch. And even though these many years have gone by since I worked with him, he never stopped being a friend. He was the best boss I ever had, bar none, and of all the people I ever knew, I respected him more than anyone... he gave me a leg up when I really needed a job, and when I worked for him, I always felt trusted and and that he valued my opinion. His manner was always kind and understanding and he was the most upbeat person I ever knew. I cannot tell you the huge sadness I feel on hearing of his passing!

I will most certainly attend either the viewing or the funeral. I am so sorry that something like this should be the occasion to see you all again. My condolences to your family - may God bless you and hold you in his arms, as you deal with the days to come.
Sue Igo Sodoma
October 27, 2008
Aunt Rosemary & Family
I will really miss gordon calling for a fishing report and filling me in on how the family is doing, he really loved each and eveyone of you dearly. He was so proud of his kids and was never short on words when expressing his feelings about you all. I have some memories I will always cherish, like the time we went fishing and I left the head lights on and we discovered how far a ford truck could coast down a dirt road miles from the nearest phone ( four miles and gordon walked another four to get help) Colton, there will always be a spot in my truck for you to go fishing. He will be dearly missed but not far from any of us.
Zane Smart
October 27, 2008
Wow, just by reading all of these comments I know that Gordon was an awesome man. I only saw him a few times but I feel like I know him so much through Laura. He was always so kind and had a great sense of humor. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Ainsworth
October 27, 2008
I am sorry to hear that Gordon passed away, It was an honor knowing him. He had a strong presence to him that will be missed. He was always a very inspiring person to be around.
SPC. Matthew Nelson
October 27, 2008
Rosemary and Family:
Gordon was a terrific man and a true friend. I will never forget sleeping over night in a chicken coop somewhere in Southern Utah on a fishing trip while we were in school in Provo. We had big fun but we also talked about important things, things that matter. The occasional visit or call from Gordon when you vacation here in San Clemente has always been great too. I think Gordon really had an ability to see people as God would see them and his actions were those of a man with real conviction. May the Lord bless you and your family. I sense that Gordon will never be that far away. I will miss him. We send our love.
Brent Jorgensen
October 27, 2008
Dear Rosemary and family,

I was saddened to hear of Gordon's passing last Friday. Besides being a great leader in his family and in his church, Gordon was a wonderful humanitarian. Many people here in his community as well as thousands of needy people in Latin America were blessed by his efforts as a missionary and later as a supporter of the Chasqui foundation and also Ascend Alliance. Gordon was never too busy to lend his time, talents and resources to those in need. He wil be sorely missed by all of us here at Ascend Alliance.
Joel Madsen
October 27, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
I am one of the Peruvian missionaries that was touched by Elder Smart. I will be ever grateful for his influence.
Lee Donaldson
October 27, 2008
I am so sad at the loss of your husband and father. Gordon was such a kind man. I have worked with him for many years through his company, Design Stream. I always loved talking to Gordon because he had a way of making me feel important and that he was always glad to see me. He was a very special person and he will be missed by many of us at Mountain America who had the privilege of working with him. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to your family.
Terrie Sherwood
October 27, 2008
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Gordons passing. The whole day all I could think of was him and his wonderful smile. He welcomed me into his home so many times as not only Lauras friend but as family. I have lots of fond memories at the Smart home, most remembered were saturday breakfast cooked by Gordon. He always greeted me with a hug and a smile.
Most recently I enjoyed bringing my daughter there, Gordon jumped right in to play with her and make her laugh as he did with so many.
My heart goes out to Laura, Rosemary and the rest of the Smart family. I know the Lord will carry you through this. My love and prayers are with you.
Maren and Kirsten Hall
Maren Hall
October 27, 2008
Steve: I was so saddened to hear of Gordon's passing. Eric has so many wonderful things to say about Gordon and what a selfless man he was. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family over the next days and months in assurance you will receive the comfort you need.
Jeff Shumway
October 27, 2008
Dear Family and Friends,
We are saddened and feel a great sense of loss. Gordon was a great man, and business associate. We have been fortunate to have worked with Designstream for about 9 years. It was always a pleasure to hear from Gordon himself. His professionalism and uplifting spirit always made me feel good. He had a way of making us feel great about ourselves. Always a smile and good sense of humor. We have lost a great person but will always have his spirit living on in memory. Our prayers and thoughts are with all whos lives were touched by Gordon.
Ben Navarro
October 27, 2008
Please accept my condolences at your loss. I was saddened at the news as Gordon was warm and fun. Uncle Irv and Aunt Elaine were always so kind and Gordon was the same. I along with so many others will miss his smile and warmth. What a reunion with his mother and brother! God bless.
Bryan Jackson
October 27, 2008
I only had the privelege of working with Gordon professionally. I say only because its apparent that he impacted the lives of others in so many different arenas. My experience with him confirms and supports every tribute paid to him. I only regret I never got out fishing with him.
Justin Peterson
October 27, 2008
Dear Aunt Rosemary & Cousins-

I am at a loss for words. Gordon was such a wonderful uncle. He will be greatly missed. Eveytime I have seen him over the last 8 years, it is a reminder of my dad and how much I still miss him. I know what you are going thru, if you want to talk or just need a shoulder to cry on, I am here for you.
Mindy Smart Ogden
October 27, 2008
Dear Smart Family

We were saddened to hear the sudden passing of Gordon. It reminds us that we all need to live each day to the fullest. I served with Gordon in the Andes Peru Mission. He was a great Elder and a wonderful example to all. I continued to see Gordon at BYU and in business. He continued to keep the Gospel first in his life. Our love to his wonderful family. We are on vacation and will not be home for the funeral, but wanted to express our love and prayers to the family.
Lynn & Kylene Alder
October 27, 2008
Dear Family:
It's so hard to believe we have lost a brother and example to our family. Gordon did so much for us all of our lives. I saw him doing just that as I visited with him and Dad last Sunday night while we were in Sandy, his unconditional love for Dad and concern for his well being was unbelievable and I will be grateful to him for that forever. He was always a great example to me and wanted the best for his baby sister. I find it hard not to be up there now and holding my family in my arms, but I will be and know we'll be with Gordon, Stan and Mom and all those who have passed before us some day. I'll always be grateful for such a wonderful family who have been there for me during my struggles and shared my happiness.
Leann Nebeker
October 27, 2008
Lynn & Kylene Alder
October 27, 2008
Dear Rosemary & Family,
My heart is broken for you. The time that Gordon spent here on earth equaled many lifetimes. He was a great man. We are thankful to have Brooke in our family. She is very easy to love, talented, kind and beautiful. When we were able to spend time with you and Gordon last year at the wedding, it was evident Brooke had been raised by strong, faithful, positive, loving parents. Gordon welcomed Philip into your family and we are thankful for the time they spent together. He also had a very special relationship with Elizabeth. She looked forward to the Sunday evenings when they would come over for dinner and games. We knew that our children had a place to go where they felt safe, loved and excepted as part of your family. Elizabeth spoke often of Gordon and his wonderful sense of humor. We are here for you if any need arises that we could fulfill. For now, please feel our arms around you in comfort and love.
George & Cindy
George & Cindy Sadler
October 27, 2008
Dear Smart Family -
I send my heart-felt condolences. I will always remember Gordon as a very kind and generous man who represented well his Christ-centered life. Please know that my prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. The world has lost a wonderful man!
Kerry Jackson
October 27, 2008
Gordon was such an amazing guy and my favorite uncle. He took my brothers and me fishing last year and was so excited to show us his secrets and special fishing holes. He always got down and talked with my children like they were his best friends. He always knew what was going on in my life and always cared about me. He loved my wife and treated her like she had always been a part of our family.

Most important to me, and probably what I will miss the most, was the way he reminded me of my own father (Rosemary's brother Ron). I hope I can be like Gordon someday because I know the more like him I am, the more I will be like my Savior.
Travis Price
October 27, 2008
Dear Rosemary and Family,
Vivien and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Gordon's passing! It almost doesn't seem possible. We have such fond memories of you and Gordon.
Gordon was so alive! What a wonderful man, friend and brother he was. I so enjoyed my association with him, whether it was as your home teacher with Maughn Robertson or as his counselor down at BYU. I loved to be with him and learn from him. We so enjoyed his great personality and sense of humor. Our love and prayers go out to you. How good it is to know he is loved by a loving Father in Heaven and is in good hands!
All our love, Gordon and Vivien Brown
Gordon Brown
October 26, 2008
Bishop Smart was a loving man who cared about everyone. After my dad passed away, he has always been there for me and my family. I knew that whenever i needed someone to give me a blessing or needed a hug I could as was go to him. He will be deeply missed, but we can look forward to the day that we see him again. My thoughts and prays are with the Smart family as they go through this difficult time. May we all cherish the memories that Gordon provided.
Chantel Myers
October 26, 2008
Dear Rosemary,

I'm sorry it takes such an event to get in touch with forgotten friends. I trust the Comforter will play a vital role in your life at this tender time. You will be in our prayers.
Scott Bevan
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
Our prayers are with you as you mourn the lost of a husband, son, father and friend. Gordon was my cousin and lived with us while he attended BYU. I was 12 at the time. I remember how he took time to talk to me. He was interested in what was going on in my life. He will always be a bright spot in my memory. May God bless you. He will be missed.
Kelly Jackson
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Famly-
I've worked with Gordon for 8 years. He had become a great friend who taught me fly fishing and gave me my first pole that I still use. He and his family prayed for my wife during her fight with cancer. For that I owe you and him much. I will miss him dearly, but will take comfort knowing that he is loved.
David Irwin
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
Our family was devastated to hear of Gordons passing. We are grieving with you, I loved working for him at
Design Stream and respected him also as our Bishop. What a wonderful father and friend.
All our Love,
Mark and Kellie Jolley
Megan, Evan Dallin and Jaren
Kellie Jolley
October 26, 2008
Dear Rosemary and family-
Dave and I were shocked and devastated to learn of Gordon's sudden passing. We're so very sorry that we're on the east coast and unable to come to the funeral or viewing, but please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. I lost my father in an accident and know of the feelings you are currently experiencing. It's an extremely difficult experience to go through and I pray that the Lord will be with you to comfort and aid you. Please know that our love and prayers will continue to be with you at this most difficult of times. How grateful we are for the knowledge we have of this life and the next. We hope this will be a comfort and solace to each of you now and in the coming days. Our love to all of you, Dave and Kris Albrecht
Dave and Kris Albrecht
October 26, 2008
Dear Rosemary,
I never read the newspaper anymore, but happened to browse the obituaries in the Deseret News today. When I first saw the name Gordon Smart, I thought, I wonder if he's any relation to my friend Gordon since it never occured to me that it could possibly be him. I am shocked and terribly saddened to find out that it is my friend Gordon. Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I have thought of you all often and remember your long wait to have a family. What a joy it is for me to see the legacy you and Gordon had. 5 Children, that is amazing. May Heavenly Father's greatest blessings of comfort be with you at this time.
Shelley Hutchinson
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family; Our hearts are so sad at this time. We loved Gordon and your whole Smart Family. We never think of you as "Ben's in-laws", but as family. Gordon was always so kind, gentle, and we loved how he could make us laugh. Thank you for sharing your sweet Laura with us! We feel so lucky to have her in our family as well! May the comfort of the promises of eternal families be with you at this time, you are in our constant prayers. We love you, John and Rebecca Reschke
Rebecca Reschke
October 26, 2008
Rosemary,

We pray that the peace and understanding you seek will be yours through the Atonement. We love you and Gordon. God bless you

Bill and Louise
Willliam K. Rogerson
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family. My deepest sympathies go out to you at this time. Bishop Smart was a wonderful dear man and he was a great example to me as the Bishop of my BYU ward (90). He was an inspiration to many of the members there and I will always remember him as a loving kind father and wonderful example to all.
Greg Jacobsen
October 26, 2008
I loved Gordon like a father. He loved me and welcomed me into his home as a member of his family. I will miss his warm hug every time I saw him and his genuine interest in my life and well being. His passing has shaken my life in the worst of ways and I will always miss him. He had a deep love for his wife that has inspired me and loved his children and encouraged them in everything they did. I feel honored to have known him and had his influence in my life at all. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
Elizabeth Sadler
October 26, 2008
Colton, We are very sad to hear of the loss of your father. Your dad came up to me and introduced himself to me at the Olympus game. He was sure proud of you and your accomplishments. I lost my dad 14-months ago and can understand your sadness and feelings of loss. With our deepest regrets, The Urbans, (Alex Urban's family)
Todd Urban
October 26, 2008
Bishop Smart was a very dear friend of mine. He could always make me smile and laugh when I was having a bad day, by the huge welcoming smile he always had on his face. He was a great listener. He taught me that it was important to be kind to those around us. I will miss him dearly and send my love and support to the Smart family.
Love,
Kailee Anderosn
Kailee Anderson
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Gordon was one of the kindest, most genuine people I've ever known. We will never forget the times you had our family over to decorate cookies with you. Those are cherished memories and we want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family and for giving us the opportunity to get to know such a wonderful man. We will miss him but will always remember his quiet and gentle example. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Amanda Colemere
October 26, 2008
We have been neighbors to the Smarts for many years and have enjoyed their friendship and love. We are deeply saddened at the passing of Gordon for we knew whenever there was a neighbor in need Gordon was there and helping. He as been a great frind and we will miss him.
David And Faye Trimble
David Trimble
October 26, 2008
Dearest Smart Family - My heart is broken. Gordon and I were born 5 months apart as the 2nd and 3rd cousins in a large family. Some of my fondest memories of childhood include Gordon. Although we have lived far apart for many years, we have stayed in touch, and I have always treasured Gordon as my cousin and my friend. It has been just four years since he conducted a loving funeral service for my mother. I will miss him forever. Rosemary, I love you so much, as I do all of the Smart family. Sheryl Fairchild
Sheryl Fairchild
October 26, 2008
Gordon was the best friend to countless people. He served everyone. He loved everyone unconditionally. He was without guile. He followed the Savior's example. He taught others about the plan of happiness. He had a great sense of humor. He found time to help anyone in need. He sang in the choir. He loved taking people fishing. He nurtured his clients and business associates. He loved his wife and children and siblings and parents. He loved his family heritage. He was a tenacious racquetball player. He couldn't stand to let a ball be missed. He never gave up on people. He never quit visiting, serving, loving and showing interest in others. He went out of his way on a daily basis to help others. He looked for those who were in need. He was always happy and pleasant to be around. He was a good conversationalist. He took care of his mind, body and spirit. He worked hard. He kept his home and office and car and life clean, in good order and good repair. He lived and prayed for the happiness and success of his children. He was always on time. He is an example to us all.
Rick Price
October 26, 2008
I grew up in Orem with Gordon (Bro. Smart) as an example and mentor to me. While his loss in this life is difficult to bear, his influence and light will shine in the lives of countless individuals for generations. To all the Smart family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
John Raddatz
October 26, 2008
Gordon was a a wonderful man who filled so many roles to a multitude of people. May we emulate his Christlike attributes and smile as we think of his life and look forward to the day we see him again.
Ben Reschke
October 26, 2008
Dear Smart Family.
With deep sadness I learned of Gordon's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I learned a lot from him, both personally and professionally, and truly appreciated his friendship and creative counsel. He is such a kind and gentle man with tremendous talent. I am confident that his design skills are being used to create something celestial. Prayers of hope and faith for your family. May His Holy Spirit comfort you during this time of separation.
Jed Platt
October 26, 2008
Smart Family - we send our deepest and most sincere sympathies to you. Gordon has been such a wonderful friend and neighbor to our family. His friendship forever changed our lives and we will always be indebted to him for his compassionate service and unconditional friendship.

With love, the David Jones family
Jane Jones
October 25, 2008
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