In Memory

Steven T. Smith

June 11, 2000 per information from David Harmon and Stacy Turner


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03/19/15 08:53 AM #1    

Nancy Whittaker (Ward)

Steven Tolman Smith, age 43, died peacefully at home Sunday, June 11, 2000, after a long illness. At his side were his loving and devoted wife Kim, his young-est son, Parker, and extended family. His eldest son, Tony, is in the Missionary Training Center preparing to serve in the Mexico Tampico Mission.

Steven and his identical twin brother were born February 16, 1957 in Salt Lake City, son of Paul W. and Alice Buckmiller Smith. He married Kim Egginton of Bountiful, Utah in the Salt Lake Temple on September 15, 1978. They were blessed with two wonderful sons: Stephen Anthony, 19, and Stanton Parker, 16, of whom he was very proud.

He was raised in the Holladay and Mt. Olympus areas -- attending Churchill Jr. and Skyline High schools. He was an Eagle Scout. He served an LDS mission to Milan, Italy from 1976 to 1978. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah. After graduation, he was commissioned an officer in the United States Air Force and attended USAF pilot training. In May of 1982, he proudly received his pilot "wings". For eight years, he served as an active duty Air Force pilot. In 1989, he was hired as an airline pilot for Northwest Airlines. He traveled the world extensively and thoroughly loved his career in aviation.

Steven loved life and his large circle of family and friends. He particularly enjoyed music and the arts, traveling, the outdoors, gardening, cycling and skiing. He played the violin and found great joy playing in a string trio with his sons, accompanied by his wife. He was certified as a ski instructor by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. As a member of the LDS Church, he served in numerous callings, including branch president, counselor in a Bishopric, High Priest group leader and Elder's Quorum president. His faith in Jesus Christ and his Heavenly Father served him well through the trials of his life.

Steven is survived by his wife of 22 years and their children; his parents; his brothers: Randall (Diane), Terry (Stephanie), Byron (Connie) and Stanton (Lisa) Smith, all of Salt Lake City; his parents-in-law, Donald and Shirley Egginton of Bountiful, Utah and their children, Brad (Kim) Egginton, Duff (Patty) Egginton and Mindy (Lowell) Bennett.

Special thanks for the unfailing dedication of Dr. Kristin Ries, Maggie Snyder PA, Clinic One staff of the University of Utah Medical Center, and National Institutes of Health Clinic Eight staff.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2000 at 12 noon at the Cottonwood Heights 5th Ward, 7075 South 2245 East. Family and friends may call on Thursday, June 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive (1450 East) and at the church on Friday from 10:45-11:45 a.m., prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Kristen Ries Foundation, Utah AIDS Foundation or the People with AIDS Coalition of Utah.

08/17/15 06:07 PM #2    

Jonelle Thorup (Champion)

Hey there Kiddo!

When I saw your photo at the reunion of those classmates and friends who have left us, I realized how much I miss you Steve! You were truly one of my dearest friends. From dances to games, and from bike rides to Blue Grass...there was never a dull moment with you! You were always so kind and thoughtful to me!!! But my favorite memories with you were meeting on the slopes of Park West every Saturday where we would find a nice spot in the trees to eat our sack lunchesโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‚. What good times!!

You should be very proud of your children! What amazing people they are! It is also a treat to run into your wife on occasions.

Missing you my dear friend.

Love ya,


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