Douglas Nibley Smoot, 72, died in his Salt Lake City home on October 2, 2022 of heart disease. Born April 26, 1950 to Anne Odell Kirtley and Harold Nibley Smoot he spent most of his life in the Salt Lake area. He attended Highland High School and the University of Utah, graduating with a degree in Business Management. He married Kim Krahenbuhl in 1983 and relocated to the Dallas area with stepson Christian to pursue an opportunity in the Food and Beverage industry. After a major promotion, he moved the family to New Orleans for several years, eventually returning to his Utah roots to be close to family. When the marriage ended, he remained in Utah and worked in several sales positions before his retirement in 2015.
He is remembered as a kindhearted and generous man with a fun-loving side. He loved the outdoors, spending time in Brighton and the local mountains, enjoying cross country skiing, hiking, and fishing. Throughout his life he had a wide variety of hobbies and interests – tennis, motorcycles, gardening, favorite TV programs – and a recent passion for golf. A devoted dog owner, he loved his three Schnauzers and spent many happy hours with them. He was a regular volunteer at the local soup kitchen, serving meals at Thanksgiving for the last twenty years. He was a generous supporter of charities and non-profits, including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Humane Society of Utah, and the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. He spent many hours gardening and doing maintenance work at the Episcopal Church he had grown up in. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Doug is survived by his brother, Kirt Smoot (Seal Beach, CA) half-sisters Kelley (San Marcos, TX), Carey (Azores), cousins Diana (NYC), Martha (Rolling Hills Estates, CA), Evie (Sherman Oaks, CA), and Susan (San Diego County), and many other relatives.
A funeral service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, SLC on October 22nd at 11AM. Committal at the Salt Lake City cemetery, 200 N St. A viewing will be held on Friday October 21st from 6-8PM at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 E So. Temple. The family requests that those wishing to honor Doug donate or volunteer time at any of the charities listed above.
We were high-school friends. He was such a great guy and good friend.