Anyone who is interested in a bust of John Smith, son of Hyrum, please let me know. Dee Jay Bowden is working it and will be finished shortly . They are $40.00. There is no profit involved. I’m really excited about seeing the rough draft any day soon. As you know John was a church Patriarch at one time. My gmail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sncerely , Claudia Sanborn
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.
“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.