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Obituary: Verona A. Smith

MIDVALE, Utah--With her sweetheart by her side, Verona Arline Allmendinger Smith, 66, passed peacefully from this life to a better one on Sunday, June 6, 1999, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Verona was born May 18, 1933, in Murray, Utah, to Herman Carl and Amy Dora Francom Allmendinger. She was raised on the family farm in West Jordan, Utah, and after graduating from Jordan High School, she went to work in the title and recording business. She was employed by the Salt Lake County Recorder's office at the time of her death. She was "one tough old bird" and saw many changes come with new technology, but she always adapted and kept on going, and kept everyone else going too. She was the "light" of the office and everyone she worked with loved her.She married Luther Collins Smith on April 22, 1955, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they raised three children and also cared for her parents. They enjoyed the few trips they had taken over the years and were looking forward to more, but they will have to wait a little longer now.

Verona was an active member of the LDS Church and had served faithfully as a librarian and as secretary in the Relief Society, Sunday School, and Primary. As a visiting teacher and friend, they don't come much better.

She is survived by her husband, Luther; son, Lynn (Lynnette) Smith; daughters, Shauna (Tony) Pearce, and Lori (Wayne) Warren; grandchildren, Gary and Aaron Smith, Austin and Alicia Warren; sister, Marie (Richard) Webster; and sister-in-law, Merna Allmendinger; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Carl Farren Allmendinger and Jesse Allmendinger, sisters Pearl Horton and Nora Allmendinger.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10,1 999, 11 a.m. at the Midvale Stake Center, 8171 So. Jackson Street (250 West). Friends may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State, and Thursday at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.