Larkin Mortuary

L. Spencer Smith

07/10/1933 - 10/11/2017

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Spence passed away at home peacefully surrounded by his family on October 11, 2017 in SLC, UT.  He was born on July 10, 1933 to Louis L. and Kathryn Spencer Smith.  He is survived by his daughter Kim, (John) Allen, son Louis (Jenny) Smith.  Grandchildren Josh (Jennifer) Allen, Jenny (Ben) Hernandez, Carlos Smith and Gabe Smith.  Great-Grandchildren Mckenzie, Brooklyn, Lanie and Jax.  Brother Paul (Cheryl) Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Deonne of 59 years, Sister Carol (Tom) Lord and an infant son.

He attended East High School and graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1957 with a degree in architecture.

His varied Architectural career of 55 years started with 20 years at Dean L. Gustavson Associates SLC, UT; 20 years with Park Meadows and Bridge Group Architects in Park City, Utah.  He also spent 15 years in semi-retirement in Lake Havasu, AZ.  In honoring his wishes no formal services will be held.  Instead he asked you to raise your glass and celebrate his life and yours.

His family would like to sincerely thank his nurse Susan and his aide Trixie.

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  • I just wanted to send all my sympathy to your family. My parents, Mary and Cliff Wynne purchased a Lakeview Cottage #2006 in 1988 as a second home. They became good friends with both Spence and Dionne and enjoyed spring, summer and fall gatherings until your folks moved to Arizona. I remember all the residents would sit on their back decks and walk the property and visit and have many hours of fun and conversation. My parents are both deceased now too. My dad in 2001, however my mom made her Lakeview condo her main residence and lived there until 2014 at the great age of 93. Your dad’s incredible design of Lakeview is held in very high regard today. My thoughts are with you at this time and hope your know how much both your parents were loved.
    Sincerely,
    Susan Wynne

    — Susan Wynne