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Susan Edyth Smith

Susan Edyth Smith
Susan Edyth Smith, 73, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, went home to be with her Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ, Saturday, May 13, 2023, after a battle with cancer.
Susan was born November 25, 1949, in Sheridan Wyoming. Susan’s parents were George
and Germaine Payseno. Susan grew up in Cody Wyoming where she graduated from high
school. After high school, she went to nursing school at Normandale College in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, and became certified as an LPN and then as an RN. Susan worked
as a nurse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, then Billings, Montana, at the hospital in Kemmerer,
Wyoming, and then Idaho Falls, Idaho. Susan was involved in many aspects of the
medical profession and health care, one of which was regularly teaching CPR classes in
Montana, Idaho, and Utah. Now and then, the company would fly her to other states to
teach CPR classes.
On November 29, 1991, Susan married John Benjamin Smith in Elko Nevada. They lived
in Kemmerer, Wyoming before moving to Idaho Falls, in 1992.
Susan enjoyed her family, crocheting, playing cards, traveling, cruises, flying, hunting,
competition shooting, riding in side by sides, and branding calves in Mackay in the
Spring. Susan’s faith in her Lord and Savior was very important to her, especially the
Hebrew foundation of the Christian faith.
Susan is survived by her husband John, and children, Norman, Ronald, Jarma, Jake, Ben,
and Kibby, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and siblings Nancy and
Allen. Susan was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jeannie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Anderson Family
Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, Idaho. The family will visit with friends and
family from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm prior to the services. Interment will be in the Mt. McCaleb
Cemetery in Mackay following the services.

5 thoughts on “Susan Edyth Smith”

  1. Always caring, always giving of her love and joy, she will be missed by family and friends alike but we will meet with her again in a new world blessed by our Lord Jesus.

  2. My deepest sympathy to John, all the children and grandchildren. My prayers 🙏 with you. Sue was a special sister to me, a very special loving part in our family, she will surely be missed. I know she and Mom are crocheting and enjoying seeing each other again. Thank You Sue.

  3. Calvin Dayton

    To you John our love and prayers at this time off parting from your sweet wife, Sue. It is so hard and we will be thinking of you and remembering the fun times with you & Sue in our buggies! Many fond memories.💖 Cal & Lana

  4. Thank you, Mrs. Smith, for being so patient and loving towards us kids. You were an influential teacher in my life. I still have the bookmark you crocheted for me. 💜 Sending lots of love to your family. -Hannah, CCCS, 6th grade 2003

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Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Anderson Family
Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, Idaho. The family will visit with friends and
family from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm prior to the services. Interment will be in the Mt. McCaleb
Cemetery in Mackay following the services.