Dennis H. Smith, born on February 4, 1943, was called home on July 16, 2019. His good humor and sweet personality, and also his love of the Dodgers, endeared him to everyone he met. Dennis worked for over 40 years for the Church Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His gospel knowledge was practically unparalleled, and he shared it willingly and frequently. The love he had for others, especially his family and his beloved wife, Sue, was extraordinary. He will be missed by Sue, daughter Kristin, son-in-law Chris, and all of his family- 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. They will always remember their “Papa”.
We are celebrating his life by having a visitation with the family (honoring his wishes to have a closed casket) Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. We will start Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 8 AM with a graveside service at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201. A Life Celebration will follow at 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2228 East Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85213.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BYU Pathway Program in honor of his 40 years of service with the Church Education System (https://give.lds.org/byu-pathway).