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Jesse Thomas Smith

d. November 28, 2022

Santaquin

Jesse Thomas Smith

Jesse Thomas Smith, 41, of Santaquin, Utah passed away after his short battle with aggressive cancer on Monday, November 28, 2022 next to his high school sweetheart, Camille. Jesse and Camille had just celebrated their 20th anniversary.

Born in Payson, he was the third child of eight to David and Lynn Smith

Jesse was a graduate of Payson High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in business at University of Phoenix. He worked as a planner for General Atomics. He loved his work family and enjoyed what he did. He was teased for never complaining. He was always good. Right up 'til the end, Jesse continued to say, “I’m good.”

Jesse was a man of action. He was a great instigator of many activities with his family: mountain biking all over Moab, four wheeling in the side by side with his girls, Disneyland trips, or anything outdoors with his brothers, sisters, and cousins. Everyone was always impressed with his knowledge and memory of absolutely anything. He was everyone’s go-to for so many things. As a kid, he was the finder of all lost things. He was an avid automotive enthusiast, He was always tinkering on some vehicle around the yard. He loved a good trade and was often swapping vehicles, trailers, guns, toolboxes, trucks, boats, etc. Jesse was a man of many talents. He worked with his dad and brothers in the family cabinet shop from a young age. Jesse was always the professional painter of the family. He was very skilled with his hands, meticulous, and had an eye for detail. Jesse was so disciplined. He set a goal and stuck to it. Whether it was at home, work, or in the gym, he crushed it. He enjoyed the gym, but valued his family time more. He would rather be home with his girls than any other place in the world.

Jesse was so funny but you’d never know it due to his quiet demeanor. He had a big infectious smile that he shared often. He was very quick-witted and could get anyone to laugh. 

Despite his intimidating stature, all 20 of his nieces and nephews adored Uncle Jesse. He could often be found with a baby in his arms; babies were always drawn to Jesse. He was larger than life in every way; he was strong, he was intelligent, he was kind, tender, and full of love. Words cannot adequately describe how much he will be missed. We are so grateful for the knowledge that we will see him again. 

Jesse is survived by his wife Camille (Cameron); daughters, Kiley, Cadence, and Ashlyn; his parents, David and Lynn Smith; and a grundle of siblings: Rachel (Trevor) Willardson, Josh (MaryBeth) Smith, Carrie (Russ) Wesley, Abby (Ryan) Shepherd, Lori (Daren) Staheli, Jacob Smith, and Zack Smith; his nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm at the Santaquin Downtown LDS Church, 90 South 200 East. Family will greet friends from11:15 to 11:45 am prior to the services. Burial will be in the Santaquin City Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating directly to Camille, Kiley, Cadence, and Ashlyn.

https://venmo.com/u/Camille-33

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

11:15 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Santaquin Downtown LDS Church

90 S 200 E, Santaquin, UT 84655

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Santaquin Downtown LDS Church

90 S 200 E, Santaquin, UT 84655

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