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Obituary for Doyle George Smith

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Doyle George Smith

October 24, 1925 - July 13, 2014

Doyle George Smith
October 24, 1925 – July 13, 2014

Doyle George Smith, beloved husband of Phyllis Gertrude Coverdell, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2014 in Ogden, Utah. He was born on October 24, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Doil Asa and Berenice Nina (Sydlinker) Smith. He grew up in Salt Lake and Fort Collins, Colorado and served in the Navy in World War II.

Doyle and Phyllis married September 3, 1950 in Denver, Colorado and raised their family in Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado and was a CPA; he then worked for IBM in Boulder, Colorado, and then accepted an assignment to teach Math at Weber State as an advisor to the Native Americans through an IBM exchange program.

Doyle served in many callings in both church and civic responsibilities. He loved people, served as a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Ogden, and was a member of the Lion’s club for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis and children; Deborah K. (Bill) Blick; Pamela S. (Merrill) Smith; Lisa L. (Bill) Lewellen; Doyle M. (Diane) Smith; Kimberly A. (Guy) Nalder; 20 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and one brother, Gayle W. Smith.

Deepest thanks to Mountain Ridge Assisted Living and CURO Hospice care and their staffs.

Family will greet friends Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, with a greeting from family prior to service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: October 24, 1925
Died: July 13, 2014

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Larry Schroeder posted on 7/18/14

Am so sorry to hear of Doyle's passing. I worked with him at IBM. He was a nice man and a pleasure to work with and to have known him. Larry Schroeder


Martin Tomasko posted on 7/18/14

Dear Phyllis, We were so sad to hear of Doyle's passing. He has reached his final destination in life and is now united with our Heavenly Father, and with his loved ones in heaven. All the wonderful memories you hold will keep him alive in your heart, and he will continue to live through you. We pray that you and your loving family find peace knowing that Doyle is surrounded by the glory of God. He will always be with you in spirit. And for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, he has become their special guardian angel in heaven. May our Lord bless you, and comfort you today and always. With our love and prayers, Marty and Marti Tomasko Longmont, Colorado


Miriam (Mim Backman) Jones posted on 7/17/14

Dear Phyllis and kids ... Mom told me of Doyle's passing and it tugged at my heart strings. Lots of happy memories of your family. Just seeing his picture made me smile, he was such a kind man. Hope you find peace and comfort at this time. Soo very sorry for your loss. Much love, Mim


Tawnya King Family posted on 7/16/14

To the entire Smith Family, I am so deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing man I was lucky enough to call my Grandfather for 33+ years. He and Grandma took the Lewellen family in as if we were their very own, and never considered us any differently. He was always so kind and loving to all of us. One of my fondest (comical) memories of him, was when we were out to dinner one night during a family reunion in Longmont I believe, and he was always so stubborn as to let anyone else pay for ANYTHING, that he literally threw the money that one of the kids left for the meal on the floor! The waitress probably thought we were the craziest family that ever lived, I am so blessed to say that I am part of this crazy family. I am so very sorry that we will not be able to be there to celebrate the life of this wonderful man. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers, and please know how very much we love you all!!! XOXO


Lynette Lund Satterfield posted on 7/16/14

I knew Doyle from the friendship he made with my parents, Marlene and Ray Lund. He was a kind, thoughtful, and gentle man. He spoke at my fathers service and I know my parents always looked forward to his visits and friendship. May loving memories of him give you comfort at this sorrowful time.


Cindi Naurath Trahan posted on 7/16/14

Uncle Doyle will be missed by many. He was an amazing, kind and generous person who left imprints in your heart. We will remember many summers from our youth spent in Colorado. Our love and prayers are with the family. Love always, Cindi and Dave Trahan