In Memory


Randy Smith

Randall Lee Smith 1948 ~ 2007 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Randall Lee Smith, completed his earthly mission June 22, 2007 at the age of 59, after a year-long struggle with Leukemia. Randy was born February 3, 1948 in Salt Lake City to Joseph McKinnon Smith and Leone Grames Smith. He graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and had a career at Wheeler Machinery, Questar, and Precision Assembly. He filled an LDS mission to Italy, 1967-70. He married Audrey Ann Nielson March 13, 1973 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They became the parents of three sons and two daughters. Randy loved life. He loved his family. He treasured his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His faithful service in the Church included a calling as bishop. He loved missionary work and teaching. He was happiest when serving others. He was loved by his family and friends for the sweetness of his disposition, for his integrity, and for his outgoing sense of humor. His spiritual sensitivity was notable. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife; and children, Aaron R. Smith, and wife, Nikki, Matthew D. Smith, and wife, Tina, Katy S. Colton, and husband, Garrett, Janeen S. Smith, Daniel M. Smith; seven grandchildren; one sister, Stephanie (Alonzo) Hinckley; and one brother, Jeff Smith. The family expresses gratitude to Dr. Clyde Ford and the eighth floor staff of LDS Hospital, the University of Minnesota bone marrow transplant team, and IHC Hospice Care. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, June 27, 2007, 11 a.m. at the Westbrook Chapel, 6364 S. 3200 W. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive or one hour prior to services at the Westbrook Chapel. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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04/27/16 10:32 AM #1    

John (Watts) White

Randy and I grew up in the same neighborhood. We were good friends all the way through school. I always thought of Randy as a gentle giant as he was always somewhat bigger than me.  Randy was a calming influence on me as I tended to be far more adventerous in life. He was best man for my first marriage. We lost contact after that, different roads traveled. I valued his friendship imensley. I am sorry we can't reconnect at this time. Somehow I missed his passing and I deeply regret that.


04/28/16 09:52 PM #2    

Scott Bennion

watts,  you are right.  he was at garfield with us.  every one knew him.  randy had a beautiful, radiant and peaceful smile, all the time it seemed.  he was a very kind and quiet person.  you nailed it, he was a gentle giant.  i have only good feelings and memories about him.  may he rest in peace.   

05/06/16 12:39 PM #3    

Ruthann Hutchinson (Johnson)

I remember Randy well at Garfield.  He was always kind to everyone.  He was on the quiet side.  I could have/should have taken a lesson on that attribute.  I was sad to see he got leukemia at such a young age.

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