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Obituaries 6-20-2012

Rena Donohue Smith Woodward

Malad, Idaho.  Our Mom, Rena Donohue Smith Woodward, 50, passed away peacefully at home June 15, 2012 surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born August 8, 1961 in Fort Yates, North Dakota.  She was adopted by Sherm and Juanita Smith in the spring of 1967, while living in Clearfield, UT.  She attended school at Dugway Proving Grounds while living in Skull Valley, Ut., and Thirkill Elementary, Soda Springs Jr. High, and the High School, all in Soda Springs, Idaho.  She graduated in May of 1980.  She attended one year at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, where she focused on general studies and having fun.

Rena was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in several leadership positions while in the Young Womens program.

She met and married her sweetheart, Gary  December 31, 1990 in Malad, Id.  They started their lives together, made their home, and have raised their children there.

Rena was a lover of life, and friends, but mostly of family.  Her favorite thing to do was bowling and bowled with the Friday Night Guys and Gals and Monday Night Womens’ League for several years.  She enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends and having fun.  She worked at the Dude Ranch for 20 years, where she got know the good people of Malad.  She enjoyed the work there, her co-workers, and sharing in the lives of the customers.

She is survived by her husband and love of her life, Gary Lee Woodward, sons, Bradey Lee Smith and Samuel Tyrail Woodward both of Malad, her daughter Cassie Dawn, and husband Brandon Purdum also of Malad; her grandchildren Kelsey, Kaylee Dawn, Kaden and Kolton, Brother, Lafe D. Smith, Sister, Lana (Larry) Rosen and children, Joshua, Jacob &(Christine), Makisha, Whitney & (Isaac Kvistad).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman Burdick Smith and Juanita Ann Donohue Smith.

We will celebrate her life with services, June 20th at 11:00, in the Malad LDS Chapel, 20th South 100 West. The family will greet friends and family from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 19th at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 West 300 North, Malad.  Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service, family is invited to gather for a final tribute at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.horsleyfuneralhome@hotmail.com

Rena would like to express gratitude and a heart felt thanks for all of those who have attended, served, labored and prayed for her and her loved ones.



June Amanda Rhodes Marble

DEWEYVILLE – June Amanda Rhodes Marble, 95, passed away June 15, 2012. She was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Garland, Utah. She was the daughter of Marcellas Albert Rhodes and Amanda Hodge. Her father died four months before she was born and her mother died three days after she was born. Her cousin and his wife, Alva Rhodes and Ida Barnard, raised her with their son Keith and Ida’s nephew and niece, Roy and Dorthy Barnard. They lived in East Garland, Utah, where she spent a wonderful childhood and learned the value of hard work. She attended Utah State University for one year.

She married Homer E. Marble Sept. 9, 1936, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in East Garland a short time then moved to Deweyville to Homer’s family farm. There they raised three children: H. Richard (Mauretta (Beeper)), Tremonton; M. Janiel (Louis) Jensen, Brigham City; Pamla M (Colyn) Knudsen, Deweyville.

June shared the farm chores, raised the kids, made exceptional rolls and pies, and was a member of the Friendly Circle Club. She also worked as a unit manager for the school lunch program and retired after 30 years. Her homemade rolls still are outstanding memories for former students and teachers. She was an active member of the Deweyville LDS Ward. June loved cooking, planting flowers, dancing, fishing, and keeping track of her grandchildren and their families.

Surviving her are three children, six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers, five sisters, two granddaughters, one son-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law.  The family extends heartfelt thanks to “Our House Assisted Living and Hospice” for their patient care.

A viewing will be held Tuesday morning, June 19, prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am at the Deweyville LDS Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am June 19, 2012 at the Deweyville LDS Chapel (10750 North Highway 38). The burial will be held at the Deweyville Cemetery.

Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.rogersandtaylor.com


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