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January 9, 2014
Harvey Smith

Obit Harvey SmithHarvey “Kay” Smith passed away from natural causes on Jan. 7, 2014 at the age of 75. Kay was born on Dec. 1, 1938 in Tooele to Ruby Williams and Harvey Merl Smith. Kay attended Tooele High School where he excelled in sports and played trumpet in the marching band. Kay served as an LDS missionary in New Zealand before attending BYU where he played football. Kay met and married the love of his life, Shauna Barrus, in 1960. They were married in the LDS temple and enjoyed their life together for 53 magical years. Together they raised seven wonderful daughters in Bountiful where Kay enjoyed serving in scouts and coaching soccer at Viewmont and Highland high schools. Kay worked tirelessly and quickly returned to work each time after he retired — three times. He loved to work with his hands, enjoyed remodeling, building, gardening, woodworking, golfing and fishing, and especially quilting beautiful blankets for his daughters and grandchildren. Kay and his eternal sweetheart served an LDS mission together in the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission where they were able to increase their knowledge of the gospel. Kay had a lifelong love of BYU sports and especially enjoyed watching the Cougars play basketball and football. He was most happy when all of his family was together and he dearly loved his daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. Kay faithfully served in numerous church callings and he loved the gospel. Kay was preceded in death by his daughter Korrine Kay Mitchell. Kay is survived by his wife Shauna Barrus Smith, six of his daughters; Krystal Kay (Jeffrey) Berglund, Kimberly Kay (Jeffrey) Hansen, Karmen Kay (Chris) Spendlove, Kandi Kay (Travis) Tait, Kellie Kay (Brian) Gunn, Kathryn Kay (David) Van Brocklin, 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends and family can pay their respects at a viewing on Friday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 N. Main, Farmington, Utah 84025.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the LDS Oakhills Ward at 1410 E. Gentile St., Layton. Friends may call from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be at the Farmington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we suggest a donation to the LDS General Mission Fund or a charity of your choice.

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