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.