Logan Herald Journal, 12/12/13
PRESTON, IDAHO — Alice Ruth Smith Thomas Castleton, 97, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2013, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston, Idaho. She was born April 15, 1916, in Arimo, Idaho, to Thomas Charles and Olive Elizabeth Jenkins Smith. She married Nathan Martin Thomas on Oct. 25, 1939, in the Salt Lake Temple. After his passing in 1972, she later married Leon J. Castleton from Malad, Idaho.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities including counselor in Primary and the Relief Society, teacher in both Primary and Sunday School and she and Nathan were dance directors in mutual.
For long as can be remembered, she has been a good and caring neighbor, taking home baked treats to the new family on the block as well as those who needed a little extra kindness. Alice was a master at handiwork, making cutwork pillow cases, embroidered dish towels, quilts and afghans, all of which she would give away to family members and friends. She also enjoyed dancing, walking, reading and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Nathan and Leon; by a son-in-law, Rey Naegle; by a grandson, Brian Dalley; by her twin brother and three additional brothers and by four sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Naegle of Preston; Margaret (Steve) Westerberg of Preston; and Wilma “Billee” (Brent) Dalley of Farmington, Utah; also by her five step-children, Don (Lola Beth) Castleton of Pleasant View, Utah; Douglas (Kathryn) Castleton of Sandy, Utah; Lowell (Marsha) Castleton of Provo, Utah; Helen (Stuart) Duncan of Orem, Utah; and Jean (Con) Alder of Farmington, Utah. She has 11 beloved grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren (with one on the way) and five greatgreat grandchildren (with one on the way).
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 16, in the Preston Third Ward Chapel, 155 N. 2nd West, Preston, with Bishop Jay McKenzie conducting. Friends may call from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortu