Alan Eugene Smith was born April 14, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the first child of Charles Francis and Virginia Pulley Smith. The family later moved to Washington state. He worked as a concrete finisher foreman for major construction companies in Washington state and Reno, Nevada before moving to Utah where he worked for Comtrol, Inc. doing projects such as the LDS Temple in Reno, Nevada. A highlight of his career was the six months he worked with MWK International LTD extending an airport runway into the ocean at Berbera on the north (Gulf of Aden) coast of Somalia in eastern Africa. He came to love the people of Africa. His skills included sculpturing cement into an authentic looking rock. He was most at home in the mountains with nature and wildlife. He loved photography and took great pride in composing his pictures. He married Nita Stoddard on Feb 7, 1958. They later divorced. He married Maxine Ruth Bleazard on May 15, 1998. She passed away on Dec., 14, 2011. He married Aurelia Beth Willson on Sept. 13, 2014. She became not only his wife and helpmate but devoted nurse as he fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by uncles Ed (Gayle) Pulley and Donald Pulley, aunts Betty (Orvel) Croston and Barbara (Jim) Bobber, brothers Gary Smith, Thomas (Julie) Smith, and Charles (Annette) Smith, his four children Deanna Robins, Jeffery Alan (Colleen) Smith, Becky Nay, and Lisa Myers, stepchildren Cindy (Fred) Decker, Kathy (David) Cotter-West, Ron (Ellen) Bleazard, David (Judy) Bleazard, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother William Smith.
The funeral will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, where friends and family are invited to visit Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the service.