PRICE - Our precious angel, BenaLee Smith, left us on July 8, 2008.
Mom was born July 28, 1934 to Ben and Mamie Black in Peerless. She grew up with three older sisters and three younger brothers. On April 18,1952, she married the love of her life, F. Grant Smith Jr. Together, they had seven children.
Mom's courage, quiet strength and patience were an inspiration to everyone she met. Her perfect soul shined like a brilliant sun in every beautiful smile. She will be missed more than any words can describe.
Mom is survived by her mother-in-law, Sarah Jane Smith; children, James Smith, E. Grant Smith and Keith Edgehouse and Lorri and Norman Browning; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Peck, Marta (Mario) DiCaro, Carolyn Black, Bonnie Smith, Colleen Hatch and Judi Baker; brothers, Terry (Carol) Black, Arland Langford, Roger (Karen) Smith and Greg Smith; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Forrest Smith; husband; children, baby Lorri Smith, Tammy Smith, Jamie Naylor and Gary Smith; daughter-in-law, Benita Gomez; great-granddaughter, Sky Smith; sisters, Bobby Langford, Marion Black, Evelyn Black Evona Smith and Sharon Taldo; brothers, Laurence Black, Alan Black, Eddie Black, Earl Hinkins, Jack Peck, Mel Beckstead, Leon Smith, Duaine Hatch and George Baker.
Funeral services will be July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Price 1st LDS Ward Chapel, with viewing one hour prior to service. Family and friends may view privately July 11 at Fausett Mortuary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery.
We wish a very special hug and thank you to Becky Tallerico; Tami from UMWA; Tisa, Sherry, Jennifer and Holly from CNS Hospice; Dr. Monahan and his staff; Doug Garff; Bishop Terry; Sheila Larsen and her ladies; and Gus and Sil. You have all held us up through some very difficult times. You are truly angels among us. Also, thank you to all our family and friends for all your support and love.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to CNS Hospice.
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