Stephen Henry Smith, 83 years old, passed away on Sunday, March 11th 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Eagle Idaho.
Steve was born in Portland Oregon on May 12, 1935 to Robert and Ruth Smith. He was the youngest of five children. Brothers; Lee, Richard, Johnny and Robert have all passed. Sister, Nancy lives in Washington.
Steve attended Franklin High School in Portland. He left high school early to join the Air Force during the Korean War where he worked to become crew chief maintaining and repairing F-86 fighter jets.
After the war Steve was stationed at Williams Air Force base in Arizona where he met and married his eternal companion Glenda Lavon Amerson.
Steve was re-assigned to Japan, then back to the states where he was honorably discharged. He and Glenda decided on Mesa Arizona to raise their family.
Steve pursued a career in the construction industry as an electrician and stayed with the trade until retiring in 1990.
Steve was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints. He was very grateful for having the church in his life.
Steve leaves behind 3 children; Mikeleen Driscoll and husband Dennis, Greg Smith and wife Vicky, and Mitch Smith and wife Denise;10 grandchildren, Justin, Chance, Cody and Noah Reynolds, Jeremy, Matthew, Brittany, Frank, Stephen, and Dustin Smith, and Amanda Taylor;
20 Great Grandchildren, Ciara Gilmore, Colton, Talia, C.J., Isaiah, Shea, Ethan, Eli and Rockland Reynolds, Jaiden, Astin, Roan and Everly Jorgensen, Phoenix Taylor, Skyla, Silas, Soren, Ella, Gage and Ayen Smith.
Graveside services under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, Idaho.