Clifford Lowell Smith
Heyburn, Idaho – Clifford Lowell Smith, age 77, of Heyburn, Idaho, formerly of Oakley, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 13, 1935, in Compton, Ark., to Jesse Lee and Essie Ann (Armer) Smith. Cliff graduated from Jerome High School. After graduation, he met and married his eternal companion, Saragene Anderson, on Sept. 19, 1958, in Oakley, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He was a member of the LDS Church where he served in many capacities.
After marriage, they moved to Oakley where he joined the family farm, Anderson Brothers. They developed and farmed many acres and played a role in the building of Ore-Ida Foods. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, horseman, cattleman, John Wayne lover, athletic, and dance recital supporter. His greatest love was his family.
He is survived by his four children, Carmen (Tim) Garrard of Jerome, Todd (Renee) Smith of Heyburn, and Soni (Mike) Petterson, and Michelle (Steve) Allen both of Sammamish, Wash.; his brother, Russell E (Jackie) Smith of Heyburn; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Cliff was preceded in death by his wife, Saragene; his parents; three brothers, Hershel, Lloyd and Ford Smith; one sister, Katherine Smith; two grandsons, Tyler Smith and Jayden Smith; and a daughter-in-law, Tracy Smith.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Oakley LDS Stake Center, 355 N. Center, in Oakley, with Bishop Paul Douglass officiating. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery.
Friends and family may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.