Sidney Wilford Smith passed away on February 13, 2023, ending an exemplary mortal life and starting the next stage of his dedication to Jesus Christ and his family.

Born March 29, 1936, into a loving, God-fearing, farming family with deep roots among early pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Sid’s life exemplified virtues Christ taught of hard work, loving service to others, obedience, and meekness.

As a young man, Sid served a proselyting mission to Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There he gained fond memories of the people and the land, Spanish-speaking skills, and unique experiences like having an ostrich poke its head into a home he visited. The key to Sid then, and throughout his life, was doing his best to serve his Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom he had, and has, a profound witness and love. Following his mission, Sid served in the Army National Guard. He is an alum of Utah State University.

Every day, thousands see and benefit from Sid’s good works. As a civil engineer licensed in Utah, California, Idaho, and Wyoming specializing in soil and foundations, he helped create dams, roads, coal mines, and drainage still in use, such as the causeway to Antelope Island. As a philanthropist, Sid’s charitable donations include Pioneer Park in West Kaysville, which he hoped would be a constant reminder of the hard work and love of the land settled by his ancestors and the other founders of West Kaysville.

However, Sid’s primary focus was on Jesus Christ, followed closely by incredible love for his wife, Bernice Worsley Smith. Sid’s love for Bernice is legendary to all who knew them. Sid was happy to let the extroverted, quick-witted Bernice be the shining star while he supported from the wings. At the same time, Sid possessed sharp, subtle wit that, while infrequently expressed, would come with surprising impact, leaving listeners in stitches. Sid and Bernice were sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple. They settled in North Farmington to raise their family. They have three children, David, Holly, and Jennifer, and welcomed two foster daughters, Glenna and Kathy. All went on to nurture their own families. He later served several missions for The Church with his sweetheart. The first to San Francisco California in the institute program, as temple workers in Bountiful Utah, as part of the Communications Department in Salt Lake City, and later as support in the Addiction Recovery Program in Davis County.

Sid deeply loved and served his family. His life lifted those around him. He served as an example of what a good person, man, husband, and father should be. You knew Sid cheered for your success and supported you in every positive effort. There was never a doubt of Sid’s love of Bernice or his awareness of the extraordinary goodness of God in his life. Sid felt God’s generosity, love, and comfort to be constant regardless of challenges faced. His full hope for his family and himself was centered in the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Now reunited with his wife, Bernice, parents Wilford and Rildah, brother James, and many family and friends, Sid is survived by children David (Wendy Sue), Holly (David) Cowsert, and Jennifer (Brian) Felt, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 in Farmington at the Farmington North Stake Center, 729 Shepard Lane, Farmington Utah at 11 am. A viewing will be held prior to services at the same location from 9:30 to 10:30. There will be a viewing at Russon Mortuary, 1941 N Main St, Farmington, on Monday, February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the evening. Interment will be at Farmington City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.



Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Russon Mortuary & Crematory
1941 North Main Street
Farmington, UT 84025


Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Farmington North Stake Center
729 Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT 84025

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farmington North Stake Center
729 Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT 84025

Services Handled By

Russon Mortuary - Farmington
1941 North Main St.
Farmington, UT

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