SUNNYSIDE-Patricia Payne Smith, age 70, passed of natural causes March 27, 2009 at the home of her beloved granddaughter and grandson, Amber and Levi Schwingdorf. She was born Oct. 28, 1938 in Phillips, Okla. to Clinton Payne and Josephine Cozzatte.
Married Dale James Smith, June 19, 1978 in Elko, Nev.; he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2006.
Patricia was a longtime resident of Carbon County where she enjoyed spending time with her husband, family and dear friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survived by her four step-daughters, Tracey Morris, Cherrie Tidwell, both of East Carbon, Denise Paul, Running Springs, Calif., Kerrie Smith, St. George; grandchildren, Craig, Amber, Levi, Jared, Kayce, Cody, Dale, and Lexi; great-grandchildren, Terra, Shyanne, Kaiden; and many other friends and family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, Dale Smith; and brother Clinton Payne Jr.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Debra Hansen and the entire staff at Community Nursing Service and Hospice, and to our dear family friends Alesa Sullivan and Shaun Sackett. Your acts of kindness will always be remembered.
Funeral service, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.