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Idaho State Journal, 05/18/09
MONTPELIER, Idaho - Glen Hyrum Smith, 88, joined his devoted, eternal companion in the
early evening hours of May 15, 2009. He spent his last hours with his children at Bear
Lake Memorial Hospital. Glen was April 7, 1921, in Georgetown, Idaho, the seventh child of
Wells Harrison and Florence Barkdull Smith.
Glen received his childhood education in Georgetown. His classrooms also included the
Smith summer home up 3-mile, and the surrounding canyons and streams of the Bear Lake
Glen entered the work force early in life on the Clausen Ranch in Nounan where he
furthered the ranching education he would later use on a ranch of his own in Pescadero. He
worked as a fireman for the Railroad until leaving for the Army in 1942. After returning
from the Army, Glen drove the milk truck for the Bear Lake Co-op Creamery; picking up milk
from the dairy farms in the Bear Lakearea. He traded in his milk route for a drive to
Monsanto, where he worked until his retirement in 1980.
He met and fell in love with the girl from across the river, GeNiel Kunz. They were
married on July 21, 1942, where they were sealed for eternity in the Logan Temple.
Glen is survived buy his children, Joyce (Daryl) Woolstenhulme, Montpelier, Idaho, DeLone
(Roger) Hayes, Magna, Utah, Darrel Glen (RaNae) Smith, Sandy, Utah, and Ralph Wells
(RaNae) Smith, Montpelier, Idaho; 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren, and
brothers, Howard and Donald Smith.
He will be welcomed by his devoted wife, infant twin daughters, Fay and May, a
granddaughter, parents, and brothers and sisters, Ralph, Mildred, Merle, DeNice, Lynn,
Sherman, Arlene, Lee, and Velda.
The family appreciates the love and patience given by the doctors, nurses, and staff at
the Bear Lake Manor and Bear Lake Memorial Hospital/Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 1 p.m., at the Montpelier 2nd
Ward Chapel. Friends may call prior to the services for a visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:45
p.m. at the Montpelier 2nd Ward. Interment will be in the Bern Cemetery.
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