The famous sculptor, Dee Jay Bawden has been commissioned to sculpt a likeness of Jerusha Barden Smith to be placed alongside the bust of Hyrum that is already in the home were she and Hyrum lived in Kirtland. It is anticipated that an appropriate tribute to her will be inscribed and placed with the statue.
If you are a descendant of Jerusha and Hyrum Smith, you will undoubtedly want to make a donation toward this memorial for her. A donation of $10, $25, $50 or whatever you want to make will certainly help pay for the sculpture bust. A purchase of one of the smaller busts will be counted toward the donation to the fund for the large bust.
For more information, see the LDS Artworks website.
The Mary Fielding Smith statue will be placed at <a href=”http://www.thisistheplace.org/index.shtml”>This is the Place Heritage Park</a>. She is a life-sized, bronze statue located by her restored home in the Joseph F. Smith Memorial Grove. We plan to have a short program and a special unveiling on her birthday, July 21, 2003, at 7:00 PM. The members of the family are all invited to attend. There will be signs to follow so the family can drive into the village near the Grove and park. This will be a wonderful family night for all of us to come and pay tribute to one of the greatest pioneer women who ever lived.
“Hyrum Smith Monument Dedicated”, Cache Valley News, July 4, 1999.
Hyrum, Utah is a small city located near Logan in the Cache Valley northeast of Salt Lake City. It was named for Hyrum Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph. On Sunday [7/4/1999], a life-sized statue of Hyrum was dedicated in the city square. Elder M. Russell Ballard, great-grandson of Hyrum, presided and offered the dedicatory prayer.