On September 12th, 2021, April Kristine Haynes passed away at the age of 62.

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April was born on April 19th, 1959 to the late Joseph ‘Joe’ Earl Smith III and Fay Draper Smith. She received her B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Utah in 1982, and went on to be a trailblazer for women in her field. After a successful, 35-year long career at PacifiCorp Energy, she retired to Granbury, Texas.

April was a beacon of light in this world and was loved by all who met her. She had an unfailing willingness to help others, even at her own expense. This drive extended to animals, all of which she loved dearly, but especially dogs. She was most passionate about music, particularly Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, and was considered by many of her friends and family to be the biggest Rolling Stones fan. She had a gift to find the perfect lyric for any occasion.

April was preceded in death by her husband, April was a beacon of light in this world and was loved by all who met her. Jeff Haynes; parents, Joe Earl and Fay; and her sister, Terry Fay Casto. She is survived by her brother, Joseph ‘Jody’ Earl Smith IV; step-sister Melodie Mansell; and step-mother, Ann Smith; as well as many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A prayer service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 17 at Anderson & Goff Mortuary in Draper, Utah, followed by a celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to causes April supported: Tunnel to Towers (t2t.org) or Live On Utah (liveonutah.org)


Memorial Service

Friday, Sep. 17, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anderson & Goff Mortuary
11859 S 700 E
Draper, UT 84020

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Jocelyn Irwin

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Sep 16, 2021


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Dallas, Texas, United States


West Valley City, Utah, United States




  • Granbury, Texas, United States
  • Price, Utah, United States

Worked For

  • PacifiCorp


  • Bachelor's
    University Of Utah
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I’ll miss her. Enjoyed talking to her

Terry Houser Sep 21, 2021

April was a good friend. She was always quick to smile and laugh and was always kind and considerate to me and others. She sent me many YouTube videos over the years of 70's rock bands. She loved her dogs - a lot! She died too soon and I will sorely miss her...

Mike Johnson , Lehi, UT, US Sep 17, 2021

April and I spent many good days carpooling back and forth to Hunter plant. She will be missed.

Barry Atwood , Price, UT, US Sep 16, 2021