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Obituary: Donald E. Smith

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Donald E. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.P., died at home on July 10, 2000 of cardiac failure.

He was born January 5, 1920 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, the son of Mary Huskinson Smith and Elias Wesley Smith, Sr. He married Alice Barratt in the Salt Lake Temple on December 29, 1941.

Dr. Smith attended East High School in Salt Lake City and received a B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1940. He received an M.D. degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in December 1943. He then served an internship at Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. He later comp-leted a Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota. He received an M.S. in Internal Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1949. Dr. Smith also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, Utah State and Salt Lake County Medical Associations. He was also a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College for Physicians. He served as the Utah Governor for that organization from 1972 through 1977. He was also a charter member of the American Society of Hypertension. He served for eleven years on the LDS Hospital Deseret Foundation Board. For a period of eight years he was on the Board of Directors at St. Joseph Villa. Dr. Smith was a member of the LDS Hospital medical Staff for 44 years prior to his retirement in 1993. Following retirement from private practice, he served four years at the FHP Senior Center. He was a member of the Hidden Valley Fort Douglas Country Club.

Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Barbara Ann Smith; and sons, Stephen Barratt (Jolynn) and Terrell Wesley (Tamara) of Salt Lake City, and son, Donald Eugene, Jr. (Rebecca) of Twin Falls, Idaho. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Meredith (Jon) Aitken, Jordan, Alexandra, Samuel, Daniel, Jacob and Lauren. He is survived by sisters, Mildred Snow, Centerville; Maryellen Vadner, Forth Worth, Texas; and brother, Elias Wesley Smith Jr., Salt Lake City. A sister Eloise Dupaix and brother Julian Clifford Smith preceded him in death. Dr. Smith served as a High Priest in the Monument Park 12th Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The family expresses appreciation to the Staff of the LDS Hospital and especially to the members of the IHC Hospice service.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday July 13, 2000 at the Monument Park 12th Ward, 2795 Crestview Drive (1010 South), Salt Lake City. Friends and family may visit at the Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the ward one hour prior to the Funeral Services. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the LDS Hospital Deseret Foundation for Medical Education and Research or a charity of your choice.