Cleone Christensen Smith

1936 ~ 2008

Cleone Christensen Smith, age 71, passed away on April 7, 2008, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She was born on June 7, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Emil and Lucille Christensen. She married Milton Smith on January 21, 1971.

We lost our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, friend and aunt after a battle with cancer. She died peacefully and through her illness taught us about strength, hope and courage. Her love and light graced many and she will be remembered as an inspirational and humorous soul. She carried a love of jazz, travel, art, books and nature on her earthly journey. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Many will remember her joy in serving 17 years at the University Hospital Burn Therapy Unit. She considered her co-workers her second family and delighted in all of their accomplishments.

She is survived by her husband, Milt, children: Suzanne, Jay (Ellie), Mark (Laurie), Eric, Jennifer, Steven (Danielle) and Jeffrey (Kellyn); grandchildren: Mallory, Heather, Kristina, Mike, Wesley, Tyler, John, Jordan, Nathan, Brandon, Jordan, Addison, Jesse and Remy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil Andrew and Sarah Lucille Christensen, sister, Amy Leu May, brother, Daniel E. Christensen and sister, Sylvia Otanez.

Funeral services will be held at Mountain View Memorial, 3115 E. 7800 S. on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. Friends and family are invited to call one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Mom requested that donations be sent to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Go to support our work; individual giving; make a contribution; tribute. Please share your thoughts at the online guest book at