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Obituary: Robert Bennett Smith

Robert Bennett Smith

1919 ~ 2007

Robert Bennett Smith passed away peacefully October 22, 2007. Born March 22, 1919 in Riverdale, Idaho the son of Robert Lauritz and Doris Bennett Smith. He married Luana Petersen December 14, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. Robert retired from Geneva Steel after 30 years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and served as a Bishop. He served many years as a member of the Alpine City Council.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter: Alan R. (Susanne) Smith, Spanish Fork; Dennis (Veloy) Smith, Alpine; Rayola (Frank) Hardman, Highland; Ron (Joanne) Smith, Pleasant Grove; 19 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters. Preceded in death by his wife, Luana; son Delane; two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday October 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Alpine Village Way LDS Chapel, 901 East Village Way. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Friday at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Alpine Utah Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to