Mr. Matthew Artell Smith
- September 2, 1952 - July 17, 2012
- Springville, Utah
of Matthew's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Like so many of you here, President Smith was my stake president when I was a youth in the Burnsville Stake. I was there for the very first Priest-Laurel Church History Trip, and President and Sister Smith were the leaders of my group. (I remember the trust and love you both had for all of us, Sis Smith!) I remember President Smith saying how much he loved being a stake president in jeans and a baseball cap, meaning he loved
Posted by: Amy Oelkers (Amy Duncan) - Champlin, MN - friend Aug 20, 2012
Dear Sue and Family,
Like so many others who have written, I want you to know how much I love your husband and father. What a blessing Matt was in my life. His kind and positive leadership and his example of service have been an inspiration to me for the past 22 years. I remember when he was serving as president of the Burnsville stake, he called on Thanksgiving Day to express thanks for my service as bishop. His example made
Posted by: Steve Merrell - Hollister, CA - Friend Aug 16, 2012
Chère Famille SMITH,
Ce fut pour moi une grande joie et une bénédiction de servir une mission à plein temps avec Président Smith. C'est le meilleur de tous les présidents de mission, c'est un homme humble, dévoué et diligent... Il m'a énormément aidé durant ces un an et demi au service du Seigneur, je ne le remercierais jamais assez pour tout ce qu'il a fait pour moi pendant et après ma mission! je suis reconnaissante de tout les enseignements qu'il
Posted by: SINJOUX Tofaea - Papeete TAHITI... - Compagnon de service! Jul 29, 2012
President Smith was my stake president growing up. When I was 12, he told a story about a night when travelled through a blizzard, reached his hotel, and crawled into bed, exhausted. He then remembered he hadn't read his scriptures yet that day (which he had done every day for many years), so he got dressed, ran down to his car in the blizzard, read for a bit, and then went back to bed. The night I heard that talk,
Posted by: Nate McBride - Provo, UT - Friend Jul 29, 2012
I remember the first time I met Matt, he just got engaged to Sue, they came over to my house, all I remember is them kissing all the time... they were so in love and happy. I will miss talking about baseball and BYU sports. He always treated my Grandmother and Sue with the highest respect. He was a spiritual giant. 15 years ago I was doing a recruiting fair at BYU, Matt had flown in from Minnesota and was
Posted by: Lane Olsen - eagle mountain, UT - Nephew Jul 28, 2012
Susan, Brooke, Adam, Lauren, we are saddened by the passing of Matt but so thankful to have had the opportunity to know him. A more loving and giving man does not exist. We are so thankful for the Atonement and the Plan of Salvation and Eternal Families. May this knowledge comfort you and help at this difficult time. Matt was always so kind to us and to all. We are sorry that we could not attend the funeral. Know that
Posted by: David and Amalia Dirlam - Yuma, AZ - friend Jul 27, 2012
Dear Sister Smith and Family,
We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful President Smith. Elder Honey wrote to us from Tahiti and wanted to be sure to send his love. He admires you both so much and we wanted you to know what a spectacular mission Elder Honey has had because you gave him such a wonderful start! May the Lord send his choicest blessings and comfort to be with you at this time. We
Posted by: Elder Ryan Douglas Honey and The Honey Family - Boulder City , NV - Friend Jul 27, 2012
Dear Susan and family,
We were shocked and saddened with the news of Matt's passing. Such a wonderful, sweet man that left us way too soon. We have so many fond memories of him (and your family) from our days together in the Bloomington, MN Ward. We extend our deepest sympathies to you all, and our arms are outstretched across the miles with a big hug.
God Bless and comfort you during this very sad and difficult time.
Keith and Sharon Ranning
Posted by: Sharon and Keith Ranning - Savage, MN - Friend Jul 26, 2012
Dear Sue & Family,
We send to you our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear husband and father. We will never forget the blessing and privilege it was to have known Matt and your family during your years living in Minnesota. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry & Cathie Morey
Posted by: Jerry & Cathie Morey - Bloomington, MN - Friends Jul 25, 2012
Dear Sue and Family,
We were saddened to learn of Matt's passing. He was a truly good man and will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have known and worked with him because he made us stand a little taller.
We share your loss and send our love and condolences.
Kay and Virjean Call
Posted by: Kayland and Virjean Call - Webster, MN - Friend Jul 25, 2012