Basil Lewis Smith

Basil Lewis Smith, 87

Beloved by family and friends, Basil, passed through the veil into eternity February 15 from causes incident to age. Born at home in Porth, Glamorgan, Wales, he was the cherished child of Evan Lewis Smith and Priscilla Jane Lewis. He grew up in London during World War II and served in the British Army in Malaya. He immigrated to the United States, married Cornelia Ann Mayers, and raised a family of four children in the Las Vegas area while working for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the Nevada National Security Site. His passions were his family, his faith, and photography. An avid reader, he was known as a scripture scholar and as a world history buff. Basil is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, all of whom he dearly loved. A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 221 Lorenzi Street, Las Vegas.  Burial will follow at the Boulder City Cemetery.

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  • Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Smith family. Losing someone we love is heartbreaking. The bible assures us that God will remove all suffering and restore life to our loved ones, Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29

  • My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. I wish I had got to meet Basil in person, I will miss his presence on Facebook and his very kind and loving comments. Love to you all.

  • Deborah K Secrist
    February 24, 2017 2:12 pm

    Dear cousins, although we are far apart in miles I wanted to let you know that I have been in prayer for your family. I pray you will be aware of God’s presence in your sorrow.
    Psalm 145:18

    18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.


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