Theodore Fawns Smith, our father, grandfather, and friend to all he knew and who knew him passed away on January 29. 2022, to his eternal reward to be reunited with his sweetheart, Inez. Ted was born July 1, 1926, on the ranch in Linden Arizona where he has lived most of his life. He was the 6th child of Elias and Ernestine Smith.
Ted and Inez are the parents of 9 children, Annell and (Dean Bryant), Kay and (Margaret) Smith, LaFawn and (Ken Wilcock), Norma and (Greg Beveridge), Gayla and (Keith Wahl), Ruth Smith (dec), Jeannette and (Don Ray Johnson), Quinn Smith, and Ellen Smith.
Ted dedicated his life in service to his fellow man through his work with the Farm Bureau, The County Fair Board, and 2 School Districts. He served his Lord as a full-time missionary in Northern California, as a Bishop, High Councilor, Stake Presidency Counselor, temple worker, and Patriarch.
Visitation will be on Thursday evening February 3rd at Owens-Livingston Mortuary at 320 North Ninth Street in Show Low, AZ from 6:00 to 8:00.
Funeral will be Friday morning, February 4th at 11:00 at the Linden Valley Chapel located at 971 Timberland Road, Linden, AZ with a viewing at that location beginning at 10:00
The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Pinedale Cemetery where he will be laid to rest alongside his forever sweetheart.