Shayne Clair Smith
June 29, 1972- February 10, 2020
Shayne was born on June 29, 1972 in Ogden Utah to Barry Lynn and Andree Beyson
Smith. He graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1990. He was blessed with his
daughter Meggen born from his first marriage. On September 13, 1997 he married his best
friend and love of his life Robin. This combination led to Shayne being known as the Dark
Knight. Together they were Batman and Robin. They had more in common with the crime
fighters than just a name, they were partners. That partnership welcomed 2 sons into the world,
first Ryan in December of 2001, and later Conner came in September 2005.
In total, the “Batman and Robin” team were together in this life for 25 years. On their
wedding day, they spent the day dealing with the events of that day to the point they couldn’t
find time to eat. After that long day they decided to have dinner at The Timberline Restaurant
before heading south to their hotel in Salt Lake City Utah. Almost every anniversary was
relieving that first married meal together at The Timberline.
Shayne loved his family. To him family was everything. His wife was his best friend.
They enjoyed long chats in the evening in their backyard on a swing, while their boys played, or
sipping coffee together on a Sunday morning. He often said, “I am sure my daughter Meggen
loves Robin more than me, but who doesn’t? Haha.” Shayne grew up around tools. His father
taught him about cars and tools from a young age. That led to his career in the automotive
industry after graduating from high school. He worked for Sears Automotive, O’Reilly Auto
Parts, and PepBoys.
Like Batman, Shayne was a kid who loved toys, and shared that love of toys with
everyone he knew. Automotive tools were the first toys he played with as an adult aged boy.
He was known to help many of his friends and family fix their cars. He also loved tech in all
forms. He didn’t just want you to like his tech gadgets, he learned your interests and found tech
that fit those interests. Most recently his oldest son showed interest in cooking. Shayne loved
seeing Ryan learn how to cook. Shayne’s mother was French and instilled a love of “the best
food” on him at a young age. When his son started that vocation, Shayne researched knives,
thermometers, and a multitude of things his son would need. Shayne also was amazed at how
well his youngest son understood electronics and the internet. He bragged about his family
Growing up with a French mother, Shayne loved simple and delicious food. If he made
his own meal, there was a good chance it was brie, salami, and some cracker or bread. One of
his only complaints about his Robin was she made food he loved. He couldn’t lose weight
eating her food, as one small serving wasn’t possible for him. He enjoyed watching his oldest
son learn techniques for cooking.
Batman leaves behind his Robin, his daughter with her husband Kyle, and 2 grandkids,
his 2 sons, other family, and more friends than can be counted.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm at Aaron's Mortuary, 496 24th St, Ogden, Utah.