Gerald Edwin Smith passed away on Saturday May 8, 2010 after a fulfilling and colorful life.\n\nThe eldest of five children, Gerald was born on June 20, 1928 to Glenn and Violet Smith in San Francisco, California. Leaving his boyhood home in Oakland, California, he served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Uruguay. Immediately upon his return, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean War.\n\nAfter completion of his military service, he pursued an education at the University of California, Berkeley where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. While working in New York City, he also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the City College of New York. He later returned to Northern California where he spent the remainder of his career first in the computer industry, and subsequently as an insurance agent.\n\nHis greatest joys in life came from his family and service in the Church. He also treasured the time he spent in his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains as an avid backpacker and fisherman.\n\nFollowing his retirement, he moved to Utah to be close to family and to devote himself to temple work and genealogy. He also served a mission in the Lima, Peru Temple with his wife Amalia. He was preceded in death by two wives, Marguerite Savage whom he married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 20, 1955, and Marilyn Hales whom he married in the Los Angeles, California Temple on April 1, 1958; his brother, Bert and an infant son, Randy. He is survived by his loving wife Amalia Ojeda Smith, whom he married in the Los Angeles, California Temple on May 29, 1989. He is also survived by his three sisters Shirley, Mary and Anne; six children, Robbin, Kent, Daria, Scott, Marci and Russ; 23 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.\n\nA viewing will be held Wednesday, May 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway(10600 S), South Jordan, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 11:00 AM at the same location. The interment will take place on Tuesday, May 18th at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.