Daughter of Henry Oakley Durfey and Eva Vilate Jensen
Married to George Willis Smith 18 December 1943 in San Gabriel, California
Born: 6 November 1918 Beaver Dam, Utah
Died: 25 March 2005 Emmett, Idaho
Beth was the third of six daughters. She spent childhood days with her sisters and friends playing on the hill near her home in Beaver Dam, Utah. Her mother taught them songs and they loved singing together. Beth always loved music and even in her older years worked at learning the piano. In 1936, the fall after Beth graduated from high school, her mother died in a car accident. Beth felt a responsibility to help with her sisters at home and stayed at home for the next 2 1/2 years. However, when her father remarried in August 1939, Beth decided it was time to leave and went to McKay Dee’s Nursing school in Ogden, UT.