Wendy Kay Smith was born on May 11, 1957, to Walter Carl Smith and Roberta Jean (Covalt) Smith in Price, Utah. Wendy graduated from Lander Valley High School in 1975 and attended Montana Institute of the Bible for one year before continuing her education at the University of Wyoming, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. Wendy taught school briefly in Center, Colorado, later spending the bulk of her teaching career in Newcastle, Wyoming, where she was the sole teacher for a Christian K-12 school. She eventually moved to Casper to care for her elderly parents, assisting them so they could remain in their home all of their lives. While assisting her parents, she became a beloved substitute teacher for Natrona County School District. She also tutored various family members. Wendy was hospitalized in Douglas Wyoming with COVID pneumonia and later was transferred to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper where she lost her brave battle with COVID, and on November 17, 2021, was ushered from this earth into her eternal home in Heaven with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Wendy is survived by her brother, Robert L Smith (Della) of North Ogden, Utah, her sister, Nancy Jo Garbutt (Jim) of Bar Nunn, Wyoming, a niece, Kassidi Garbutt, five nephews, Heath Smith, Wesley Smith, Caleb Garbutt, Ben Garbutt, Daniel Garbutt, and a grandniece, Isabella Smith. Wendy was preceded in death by her parents.
Wendy was an avid reader with a collection of Star Trek and Star Wars books, as well as many on health and wellness. She had an amazing talent for cross stitch handwork and many of our homes display pieces of that talent. Wendy also had a unique ability to work and solve logic puzzles, many of which were ongoing. She was active in her local church and hosted their activity to make lunches for the homeless every six weeks. She had a loving spirit and many lives were blessed by her presence.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.