Lauritz Kay Smith , 72, passed away peacefully Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021 in Dayton, Idaho surrounded by his family. He was born June 4, 1949 in Murray, Utah to his excited parents, Kay Lauritz and Norma Boulter Smith. He was raised on a poultry farm in the foothills of Draper, Utah where he learned to work and gained a lifelong love of animals and nature. Lauritz graduated from Jordan High School in 1967 and was later called as a missionary to the Southwest Indian Mission, where he gained an unwavering love for the Navajo culture, people from all walks of life, and Jesus Christ. He had met a cute gal, Lynda Jarvis, in high school and upon his return they reconnected with each other and have rarely been apart since. Lauritz and Lynda were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple June 10, 1971. They were blessed with eight children whom he loved dearly. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Clifton First Ward Chapel, 170 W 100 N, Clifton, Idaho. The services will be live streamed and may be watched Wednesday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on the link in his obituary at webbmortuary.com . A viewing will be held at the Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S 800 E, Preston, Idaho on Tuesday evening, November 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 1st from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Dayton City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com.