Longtime Manassa resident Hubert “Snuffy” “Jack” Smith, 98, passed away peacefully March 25, 2018 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
Jack was born in Manassa, Colorado on February 2, 1920 to Hubert James Smith and Evaline Jack Smith. He served in the United States Army during WWII in France and was wounded in the second wave at Normandy Beach. He suffered another injury in Belguim. Following his honorable discharge from the Army he returned back home and met and married ViDella M. Huffaker. They were married in Taos, New Mexico on May 28, 1945 and their marriage was sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1958. They served in a couple’s mission for the church in Jamestown, New York from 1982-1983.
Jack worked for Public Service for 22 years and also was self-employed in Lapidary, cutting turquoise up until his later years and until he couldn’t see anymore. He loved spending time with his family, especially all the babies in the family. He and his wife ViDella enjoyed many dances and spent hours dancing together. Jack was a very giving person and always willing to help out where needed. He also loved trading cars and driving cars.
Jack is survived by his children: Terryl (Susan) Smith of Alamosa, Gayland (Cindy) Smith of Manassa, Debra (Larry) Hoover of Manassa, Morris (Cindy) Smith of Sterling, CO and Nancy (Tom) Byers of Layton, Utah; his siblings: Floraine Wilson and Gail Smith, both of Manassa, CO; as well as 23 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his spouse ViDella, his brothers and sisters: Phyllis King, Evelyn Anderson, Dallas Smith, Coralee Otteson, Betty Ross and ODell Smith.
Visitations will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:30-10:45 a.m., all in the Relief Society Room of the church in Manassa. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Manassa Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment with military honors will follow services in the Manassa Cemetery.
Rogers Family Mortuary of Manassa is in care of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made for Jack’s family by visiting www.RogersFunerals.com.