February 2, 1935 - July 28, 2015
Seth Lamoin Downs, 80, of Smithfield passed away July 28, 2015, after a seventeen year struggle with Parkinson disease. He was born February 2,1935, in Smithfield, Utah to Arthur Edward and Birdie Hunt Downs and was the youngest child in a family of twelve children. He was educated in the Cache County School District graduating from North Cache High School in 1953. Seth married Sharon Reese in the Logan LDS Temple on July 8, 1960; they recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They are the parents of five sons who were the joy of his life. He loved teaching them how to work and serve others and he truly appreciated their love and devotion shown to him during his illness. Seth loved being a dairy farmer, working with the animals, and hauling hay with his sons. He enjoyed horses, especially his horse, Beggar, who was his pal for many years. He also enjoyed draft horses and going to horse pulls to watch his son and grandson participate. Besides being a dairy farmer, Seth worked at Utah State University for 35 years as a mail carrier; he had a fun and happy personality and helped brighten the days of many with his fun sense of humor. While at the University and throughout his life, he formed many special friendships. When he made a friend, they became his friend for life. Throughout the years, he served the Lord to the best of his ability, holding many leadership positions and being a counselor in the Bishopric. He loved the Lord, the gospel, and his testimony. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters and a nephew, who was raised as a brother. He is survived by his wife, Sharon. His five sons: Ron )Jeana( Smithfield; Todd )Kara( Smithfield; Jay )Michelle( Smithfield; Kelly )Kristin( Syracuse, Utah, Scott )Hollie( Smithfield; 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and two brothers, Robert )Reta( Hyde Park and Lee )Mary( Quincy, Washington. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 3 at 12 noon at the Smithfield South Stake Center Chapel, 451 S. 250 E., with a viewing from 10:30-11:30. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on Sunday at Nelson Funeral Home of Smithfield, 85 S. Main St. Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery. The family would like to thank all those who did all they could to make grandpa's life easier. A special thanks to Hayden for being grandpa's right hand man. We would also like to thank Sunshine Hospice, especially Dennis, Shalise, Josh, Tim and Sam and our friends and family for their love and support. Thank you Annette and Janice, you were always there. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.
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