Obit-SmithJames “Kendall” Smith, 73, resident of Hurricane, Utah, passed away at his lovely home that he and his wife of five years, Marcia Smith, just settled into. They were married August 9, 2011.

Kendall died from pancreatic cancer on the morning of Aug. 24, 2016. He was with his family.

Kendall was born to Lanse Kendall Smith and Audrey Ashby in Ely, Nev. on Sept. 29, 1942. Kendall was the oldest of four children and grew up in Lund, Nev. In 1962, he served on an LDS mission in Toronto, Canada.

Kendall was a lifelong active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings.

Kendall joined the National Guard in 1964. Shortly after returning, he married Helen Nielsen Smith; the mother of his two children. He finished his Sociology Degree in 1995 at the University of Utah. He graduated alongside of his daughter, Taralyn Hall.