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1946 Terry 2008

Terry Smith

July 25, 1946 — December 19, 2008

Terry William Smith, age 62, passed away December 19, 2008 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born July 25, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Morris and Bernice Smith. He married Gaye Gerber in 1966. They have a son, Brian Madsen. They later divorced. He married Robyn Potter in 1970. They have a son, Travis Smith (deceased) and daughter, Monica Wilson.

Terry worked at HAFB in Clearfield for 20 years. He retired as a Program Manager in January 2008. Terry had a passion for good times, good family and good friends. He was a member of the F.O.E. Ogden, aerie #2472. He enjoyed many summers at the Eagle Meadows campground where you could find him with a cold drink, warm smile and his grandkids goofing around. Another one of his passions was the Green Bay Packers. He made a trip to Lambeau field to pay homage to his team in November 2005. GO CHEESEHEADS! One of his favorite places to be with his family and friends was Maui, Hawaii. He enjoyed the local fare, the local people, and the local scenery. He most enjoyed the kicked back lifestyle of the island. Terry is survived by his wife Robyn Smith of Layton, son Brian Madsen of Ogden, daughter Monica Wilson of Layton, grandchildren Quinn Wilson and Olivia Wilson both of Layton, his brother Mike Smith of Washington, Utah, and sister Diane (Dan) Stern of South Jordan.

Terry did not want a funeral. He requested a memorial service be held in his honor, where all are invited to wear their cheeseheads and favorite Hawaiian attire and raise a glass to toast him. The time and place is yet to be determined. He asked to be cremated and his ashes be spread over the beaches of Kanapali, Maui.

A special thanks to all the caring, dedicated doctors at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, in particular Dr. Kim Jones (clinic C) and her staff. In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly encouraged to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. In his final days, the nurses of Rocky Mountain Care Hospice were there to provide dignity and peace. We thank them for their compassion and strength.


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