|by Stuart Johnson, Deseret NewsBarbara Smith speaks at the Family Expo at BYU in 1999|
Barbara Bradshaw Smith, Relief Society general president from October 1974 to April 1984, passed away Monday night, Sept. 13.
The setting of her passing typified what was most important to her: Her loving family was with her at the moment she drew her last breath. Sister Smith, 88, is mother of three sons and four daughters; she has 39 grandchildren and 84 great-grandchildren.
A viewing for Sister Smith is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple St. in Salt Lake City. The funeral is scheduled for noon on Monday, Sept. 20, in the Ensign Second Ward building, 135 North “A” Street in Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held for an hour prior to the funeral. — Gerry Avant.