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LaNeva Casper Smith, 68, our sweet, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, left her earthly body to return to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at her home in Heber City. She courageously and sweetly fought a long battle with diabetes and related health issues.

LaNeva was born to Joseph Warren and Rena May Woodard Casper in Daniels, Utah. She married Blaine H. Smith in Daniels, 51 years ago. Later they solemnized their union in the Salt Lake Temple. LaNeva enjoyed Boy Scouts and Young Women’s girls camp. She spent many hours sewing, crocheting, gardening, camping and making crafts. Her love was creating things for her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in callings such as Relief Society president, Primary president, Stake Girls Camp director and Scout leader, along with many others. Many young men and women were blessed with her playful personality and zest for fun. She was a temple worker with her husband in the Provo Temple. They served an LDS mission to Tri Cities, Wash., and Alberta, Canada, from 1999-2001. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband, Blaine; seven children: LaNeva Sue (Matt) Grizzle, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Shirley (Karl) Hicken, of Salt Lake City; Sharon (Joe) Webb, of Lyman, Wyo.; Steven (Barb), of Evanston, Wyo.; Sheldon (James), of Farmington, N.M.; Stanley (Emily), of Provo; and Shane of Heber City; sisters: RenaLou Neilson of Leavenworth, Wash.; and Deon Hortin of Smithfield, Utah.; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by brothers Joseph Glade Casper and William Casper; and son-in-law William Pacheco.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at the Daniel Ward Chapel, 715 East 600 South, Heber City, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held 9:45-11 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be held in the Charleston Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to:


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