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Oneita Wood Smith

March 31, 1923 ~ May 8, 2019 (age 96)

     Oneita Wood Smith was called home to her Father in Heaven, May 8, 2019, to be reunited with her beloved husband, A. Dean Smith.

     She is the daughter of William A. Wood and Minnie L. Hess. She was born March 31, 1923 in Farmington, Utah.

     After raising their family in the Portland, Oregon area, they moved to Bountiful to be closer to family

     She is survived by children, Kit (Phyllis), of Bountiful, Utah, Steven (Debbie) of Colbert, Washington, Brad (Lois) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, Kathleen (Roger) Erikson of Rigby, Idaho and Debra (Bill) Chaplin of Brighton, Colorado.

     She has two surviving brothers Robert Wood of Lander, Wyoming and Tom Wood of Vernal, Utah.

     She was an example of selfless giving and charity to her hundreds of grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

      She and her husband served an honorable mission on Temple Square for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which they enjoyed very much. They were blessed with the privilege of faithfully serving the Lord in the Portland, Seattle and Bountiful temples.

      Mom sewed hundreds of baby quilts to donate to the various children's wards in the surrounding hospitals.  She thrived on service to others and loved to see the smiles from people that she  helped with a piece of chocolate, a drink of lemonade or one of her famous "nuts and bolts " muffins.
     Her love of Jesus Christ was evident in everything she did and the testimony she exemplified  will live on in all  our hearts.  

      Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 18th at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah.  Friends and family may visit from 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM Saturday, prior to the services.   

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