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Obituary for Martin Edward Smauldon

Martin Edward Smauldon

November 17, 1949 - December 29, 2015

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, we lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother from a sudden heart attack.

Martin was born on November 17, 1949 in Ogden, Utah to Richard Lewis Smauldon and Tiny June Smauldon.

Martin graduated from Ogden High School in 1968 where he lettered in track and field, was a Boy’s State Representative and participated in the advance placement classes where he especially enjoyed English and writing short stories.  He was a Weber State College Wildcat, where he met and married his soul mate and best friend, Sharon K. Wilson on November 11, 1972.

He worked at Utah Legal Aid Services, Hercules and Utah Power and Light for 26 years.

Martin’s wit and sense of humor drew people to him and made him great fun to be around.  He was well known on the campus of Weber State where he worked in the audio visual lab and assisted the professors in teaching the education majors on developing their audio and visual skills.  He was an avid Utah Jazz Fan and crossword puzzle king.  He enjoyed all types of music among his favorites were the Jones’; Ricky Lee Jones, Nora Jones and Quincy Jones.  Martin loved spending time at the library researching articles on black cowboys as his grandfather was a rancher and cowboy in Snowflake, Arizona.  He was very proud of his family history.  He loved going with his wife Sharon antique shopping and became an enthusiastic antiquer collecting McCoy Vases, shaving mugs and straight-edge razors.  Martin and Sharon like going for rides together, taking trips to Park City and Wendover.  Martin spent countless hours watching television sports with his daughter Kelly and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events and dance recitals.  He was so very proud of all of his family.

Martin is survived by his loving wife Sharon K. Smauldon; daughter, Kelly Smauldon Mickles; grandchildren; Devin (Brittany) Mickles, Taylor (Dean) Aldous and Morgan Mickles; siblings, Gerald (Barbara) Smauldon (South Carolina), Charles (Pearl) Smauldon (Virginia), Evelyn (Herman) Owens (Mississippi), David (Betty) Smauldon (Utah), Mary Catherine Cobb (Washington),  Sharon L. Smauldon (Utah) and Karen Smauldon (Virginia) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ralph L. Smauldon and Robert L. Smauldon.

A Viewing will be on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Leavitts Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at Leavitts Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 – 10:45 am.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Martin, the place we hold in our hearts for you will never be forgotten!



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 – 10:45 am.



Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: November 17, 1949
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Condolences for Martin Edward Smauldon

Karen Hines Wilcox posted on 1/14/16

I went to Ogden High School with Martin. He was always a gentleman and such a light in the world. I will always remember him. He was such an honorable and decent person. It was wonderful to read in his obituary of what a good, sweet man he was to his wife and daughter and friends. May God always be with you and bring you comfort.


Troy Smauldon posted on 1/11/16

To my Dear Uncle Martin, I miss your gift of laughter that God blessed you with to share with all of us that knew you to me you are our family's comic genius because any situation no matter the temperature of the room you could bring a laugh and smile to anyone anywhere which is God's way of using you as the instrument you were to make everyone else feel joy and happiness but most importantly Love. In closing although I am sad for me and my family I also am good to know that we are all blessed to know that we all got to know him and celebrate his life as he would celebrate it by smiling and laughing in Heaven with all of our other loved ones in Heaven. Special Dedication to My Aunt Sharon, My Cousin Kelly and her kids (my cousins Devin, Taylor, and Morgan, and all of our family and friends of our family.) Love you Uncle Martin, Heaven just got a lot more funnier. :) God Bless.


Lani M. Palau posted on 1/9/16

So sorry to hear of Martin's passing. I'm sorry I was unable to attend the services. I knew Martin from the time we were kids and seen him frequently at Weber State. Condolences to his family and friends.


Jenee Hudson formally Smauldon posted on 1/9/16

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Uncle Martin will be missed and forever loved. Always, Jenee Hudson and family...


Roland and Emma Swain Brown posted on 1/9/16

To the Smauldon Family Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. We're so sorry for your loss. Kelly, may God strengthen and comfort you. May His peace fall upon you and carry you through.


Brenda Burks posted on 1/9/16

Sharon, My heart goes out to you and your family as Martin ascends to our Heavenly Father. There will be an emptiness in my heart as well as others when we think of him. Martin always found a way to bring a smile to my face with no effort. I thank God for that. His love for his family was priceless. As the Angels embrace him; I can hear our Heavenly Father say: Well done my good and faithful Servant. God bless! My prayers are with you now and always... Ambassador~ Brenda Burks


Brother posted on 1/7/16

Good-Bye Brother- Heaven has called upon you, leaving so many words left to say.But now it's to late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you. You were there when I needed someone to talk to, just like you would there for me night or day. There have been many times that we disagreed, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for me to say Good-bye, until we meet again in heaven to fly. I love Brotha


Jacquelyn Smaulding-Buckhanan posted on 1/6/16

This is indeed a celebration of the Life and Legacy of my dear cousin Martin Edward Smauldon. I know that he is on a better journey as we celebrate his life. With Love and beautiful remembrance. Let his light so shine! The Buckhanan-Smaulding, Faucett Family