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Harold George Smith

10/03/1923 - 12/31/2019

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Harold passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 31, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1923 in Sunnyside, Utah to George and LaVerne Smith.

He attended South High School and graduated from the University of Utah. Harry proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and married Dorothy Borg in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they had four daughters. Harry had an incredible work ethic. Early in his career he served as the president of the American Institute of Banking. He retired after 30 years as a Federal Investigator for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Harry excelled at sports both playing and officiating and was an avid fan of the University of Utah. His most cherished memories were times spent with family especially his grandchildren. He loved holidays and traveling the world with his wife.

Survived by his daughters Dianne (David) Porter, Marsha (John) Olsen, Jann (Dale) Cox, Kelley (Corey) Mitchell; 9 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 7 step great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years; and brother Lee and sister Helen.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 11:00 am. Friends are invited to greet the family at the viewings on Tuesday, January 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Wednesday one hour prior to services at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Online condolences may be offered at

Special thanks to Kim and Hector at Summit Hospice for their love and tender care of our dad.

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  • I had the great privilege of working with Harold for five years at the Securities and Exchange Commission. On two occasions my husband and I went to Elko with Harold and
    Dorothy. I left work in 1964 to adopt a baby. I did go to Harold’s retirement party. My husband passed away in 1999, and Harold and Dorothy came to his viewing. I had such love and respect for them. When I saw Harold’s obituary I got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

    — carolyn frandsen
  • I truly enjoyed seeing you and feel privileged to be part of your care. I wish things were a bit different but fate does not escape any of us. I know we will see each other again, please put in a good word for me.

    — Hector Robles

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