Scott Brunson Smedley
1950 — 2021
Scott Brunson Smedley, 71, passed away September 10, 2021, at his home in Layton, Utah, after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease with Lewy body dementia. He was born in Ogden, Utah on April 21, 1950, to Dale Thurgood Smedley and Helen Delell Brunson Smedley. He grew up in Syracuse, Utah and later moved to Mountain Green, Utah. He attended Morgan High and was active in school and leadership activities.
He was also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After high school, he served in Singapore and Thailand in the Southeast Asia Mission from 1969-1971. After his mission, he worked for the family business, Smedley Development. He attended a singles ward in Ogden, Utah, where he met his sweetheart, Juliet Chlarson. They were married in the Ogden Utah Temple on March 29, 1974. They would go on to have six children - two boys and four girls.
For the majority of his career, he worked for Beneficial Life Insurance Company and earned trips to various places in and out of the United States, some of which he would bring his whole family on – a favorite being to the church history sites in New York, Hill Cumorah and Nauvoo.
His love for the Savior lead him to accept many Church assignments, some of which include Bishop and Mission President. In all these assignments, he touched the lives of many with his love and concern for everyone. He led with love and always went after “the one.”
He will be missed sorely, but we are so grateful that in heaven he can now do all the things that Parkinson’s with Lewy bodies robbed him of. He fought to the bitter end but never got bitter. He was a true servant of Christ and will be a wonderful angel in heaven.
He is survived by his wife, Juliet Chlarson Smedley, and six children: Varci (Kevin) Figuerres, Jenny (Jared) Jaggi, Benjamin (Holly) Smedley, Polly (Jordan) Arey, Kali (Taylor) Hoenes, David (Camille) Smedley. His posterity includes 25 grandchildren. He is also survived by six siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws.
The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Symbii Hospice, with special thanks to Shaylee and Miriam for their tender care and service.
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Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Layton Utah Creekside Stake Center, 1480 Phillips Street, Kaysville, Utah (the corner of Phillips and Flint Street) Friends may visit with family Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Mountain Green Cemetery, Mountain Green, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by going to www.lindquistmortuary.com and scrolling to the bottom of Scott’s obituary page.
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