Theron and Neva

Joseph Theron SmithAge: 7019211991

Name
Joseph Theron Smith
Given names
Joseph Theron
Surname
Smith
DeathCertificate of Death for Joseph Theron Smith
Publication: Certificate # L148407
Note: Certified certificate in possession of Pam Werner
BurialJournal of Lavina Harper
Note: also funeral program
SourceLDS Church Records
SourceCertificate of Release from Mission for the LDS Church
Note: Certificates for both missions (East Central States (1944) and England Coventry (1987).
Note: for Joseph Theron Smith. In possession of Pam Werner
SourceMurray Eagle Newspaper
Text:
Smith Family Singers: Murray Eagle 1960 Apr 14 Social held by Elders school
Birth November 10, 1921 25 25
Birth of a sisterNorma Smith
November 12, 1923 (Age 2)
Birth of a brotherDale John Smith
December 13, 1925 (Age 4)
LDS baptism January 25, 1930 (Age 8)
LDS endowment March 18, 1942 (Age 20)

Note: Our original records from Joseph Theron Smith had his endowment as 19 March 1942. The LDS Church records on the new family search has 18 Mar 1942 so we are changing our record to match the Church Records.
Death of a paternal grandmotherCharlotte Rachel Anderson
July 31, 1952 (Age 30)
Death of a motherHedwig Hazel Kunz
April 30, 1956 (Age 34)
Death of a fatherGeorge Stephen Smith Sr.
April 26, 1963 (Age 41)
Death of a brotherDale John Smith
April 10, 1968 (Age 46)
Burial of a brotherDale John Smith
1968 (Age 46)
Death December 14, 1991 (Age 70)
Publication: Certificate # L148407
Note: Certified certificate in possession of Pam Werner
Burial December 19, 1991 (5 days after death)
Note: also funeral program
LDS child sealing

Reference number
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Last change September 20, 201220:18:55

by: Pam
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: May 8, 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
18 months
elder brother
Ray George Smith
Birth: November 21, 1919 23 23Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: November 17, 2007Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
2 years
Theron and NevaJoseph Theron Smith
Birth: November 10, 1921 25 25Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA
Death: December 14, 1991Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
4 years
younger brother
Dale John Smith
Birth: December 13, 1925 29 29Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: April 10, 1968Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
-2 years
younger sister

LDS endowment
Our original records from Joseph Theron Smith had his endowment as 19 March 1942. The LDS Church records on the new family search has 18 Mar 1942 so we are changing our record to match the Church Records.
Death
Certified certificate in possession of Pam Werner Cause of death: Acute Myocardial Infarction
Burial
also funeral program
Shared note
LDS Confirmation: 5 Feb 1930. Confirmed a member by Elder Wilhelm Pedersen NOTE by Pamela Smith Werner: present at the hospital at his death - wife - Neva, David Smith, Wendell Smith, Wanda and Don Wood. FAMILY HISTORY:€Ž(entered into computer by Joseph Theron Smith, himself): Served first mission in East Central States (1942/1944)€Ž under two mission Presidents: James P. Jensen and Graham H. Doxey. Labored a year in the office as Bookkeeper, Commissarian and Membership Clerk. Inducted into Army in 1944, received basic training in Camp Roberts,California, and served 1-1/2 years in the Philippines as a clerk in the AG Section. €Ž(Met sister Fujardo, only LDS filipino member in Manila.)€Ž Also witnessed the baptism of the first Menenite Serviceman in the Church. Had filed in desk drawer a book containing the entire plan for invading Japan, including total army personnel and equipment. ‎(If President Truman had allowed the atomic bomb to be dropped six months before he did, over 100,000 Americans' lives would have been saved.)(Email from son, Steven Smith: (Theron) " was a Technical Sergeant in the Philippines. He traded in his rifle for a typewriter because when they found out he could type so fast he was able to make a difference in the administrative offices of the CICs office.") Worked as a Secretary and Printer for 29 years in the LDS Church Offices. Released in the BYU Marriott Center after serving as a Ward and Stake Clerk for a combined total of 38 years. Served as a Ward Clerk in the 29th Ward, Riverside Stake, when the ward population rose to 1,700 within a year, and was the largest Ward in the Church. Served second mission with wife Neva in England, Coventry€Ž(1986/1987). Used temporary computer program to move research films around the entire U.K. Suffered a heart attack and went to the Solihull Hospital. Heart stopped three times. Duringthe last one, saw his mother who seemed to be waiting to see if he would live and return to his family or enter the "spirit world" with her. Was able to return home and visit with each of his children. Also able to input all of his ancestors on the computer. Had a daughter Nancy (known as a "Blue Baby") who died as an infant. Allowed the doctor to do an autopsy on Nancy to see if the medical profession could find answers to the reasons for this type of "infant heart problem". Bryan.Smith@atk.com to jtsmith email This is the "€œreal" story as told by Dad. It has become a favorite with our kids, told many times: Dad was climbing up a ladder as a young missionary to aid the local members in painting their new chapel. A paint bucket was resting on top of the ladder. He happened to catch a glimpse of a beautiful young woman walking into the newly built chapel. As he turned to get a better look, with paint brush in hand, he knocked the paint bucket off the ladder and it landed on top of his head upside down. There he stood, on the ladder, with a nearly full bucket of white paint dribbling down his head onto his face and neck, facing his future wife. And this was the first time he and Mom met. Of course, he blamed the paint for causing him to prematurely lose his hair, as Shirley said. But fortunately for all us kids, the event did not result in a loss of his charm, at least in Mom’s eyes! Bryan (Smith, son of Joseph Theron Smith: added by Pam Smith Werner)
Source
Certificates for both missions (East Central States (1944) and England Coventry (1987).
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