Melvin O. Smith, age 87, was greeted with open arms, by loved ones as he passed through the veil December 19, 2020. He was born on August 3, 1933 to Melvin O and Victoria Scott Smith. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandpa. Melvin took great pride in his work as an ironworker and his handiwork can be appreciated in states all across the West. Melvin served his country for four years in the United States Air Force.

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Melvin loved life to the fullest, especially when it involved family. He loved working with his hands, woodworking, drawing and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed God’s creations, the beautiful outdoors, camping, exploring, and fishing. He loved to serve those around him, neighbors, family and ward members, helping wherever he saw there was a need.

He spent many years, working at the Humanitarian Center on a service mission. Where he made many friends and took pride in helping those all around the world.

Mosiah 2:17 “And behold, I tell you these things that ye many learn wisdom; that ye may larn that when ya are in the service of your fellow beings ya are only in the service of your God.”

Preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and son, Eddie. He is survived by his wife, Carol Smith, sons and daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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The family extends a special thanks to Mel’s care team:

Angie – a devoted nurse from Utah Home Health and Hospice.

Hailey – a dedicated case worker at Envision Quality Supports.

All the team members at Heritage Place for their kind words and loving care while living at his home away from home.

Thank you for making this journey lighter…


Graveside Service

Saturday, Jan. 02, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Post Date

Dec 24, 2020

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  • Dec 2019

    Grandpa with his Great-Grandkids

  • 2020
  • Dec 24, 2020

    I have so many fond memories of Mel talking about the wonderful things he did st the Humanitarian Center. I also always appreciated his willingness to help others no matter what the task. Mel was a wonderful friend and I have been blessed to know him.