September 10, 1939 – May 5, 2019
(Beth) Louise Smith Behnert returned to her Heavenly Father, Sunday May 5, 2019. She was born at home on September 10, 1939 in Evanston, Wyoming to her parents Claude Gerrard Smith and Myrtle Rollins Smith. She graduated from Evanston HS, attended BYU, Utah State and Weber State Universities receiving a bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.
Louise is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved researching her family history and helping others with their Genealogy. She served a church mission in Dallas, TX after she had retired from teaching school for 25 years in Ogden, Utah. She also worked for several family owned businesses in Lyman, WY; Ogden and Tremonton, UT.
Louise loved to travel and see new places taking trips throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Western and Eastern Europe, Israel and China on both cruise ships and land travel. She also loved family camping trips in Wyoming & Utah, especially Green River Lakes and the Uintah’s. She also went on two camping trips across the country to visit family. She looked forward to annual family reunions where she played games, made quilts, and talked and laughed into the night.
Louise is survived by her two daughters, Sandy Johnson Poll of Harrisville, UT and LeAnn Choate (Brian) Littledike of Richmond UT; three brothers and five sisters: Melvin C. (Renita) Smith of Ogden, David L. (Alice) Smith of Ogden, Robert R. (Glenda) Smith of Layton, Janet R. (John) Carlton of Las Vegas, Diana J. Earnshaw of Ogden, Dorothy A. Pitts of Lyman, WY, Eileen M. (Mel) Hale of Fairview, WY, and Carol G. (Michael) Guymon of Washington Terrace, UT. She has four grandchildren: Bryan D. Jones, Matt S. Jones, Carson C. (Leni) Poll, and Jeni (Ever) Sevilla, a grand daughter-in-law, Colette (Casey) McKissen; ten great-grandchildren: Travis (Madelyn) Jones, Blake Jones, Brayson & Gaige McKissen, Cade, Cody & Dallas Poll, Jordan, Genesis & Rosalie Sevilla and 2 great-great grandchildren: Margo & Macie Jones. She is proceeded in death by parents, husbands Joe Johnson, Eugene Choate and Konstantin Behnert, and infant son, Gary Joe Johnson.
Friends and family are invited to a viewing from 1pm – 2pm at Richmond LDS 2nd Ward, 100 East 150 South, Richmond, UT (20 miles north of Logan) on Friday, May 10th. Funeral Services will follow the viewing at 2:30pm (same location). Burial will be at Evanston (Wyoming) Cemetery on Saturday, May 11th with a graveside service at 11am.
Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North, Logan, UT 84321 (Condolences & Memories can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)
We would like to send our deep gratitude and appreciation to the caregivers and friends that have given Louise so much love and support over the last few years as she faced so many health challenges. Thank you especially to the loving professionals at Logan Regional Hospital, TCU & Legacy House. You do make a difference!