Obituary for Tom Smith

A memorial service for Tom Smith, 73, a Carson City resident for the past 30 years, will be at a later date.

Mr. Smith died Nov. 17, 2002, in Carson City. He was born April 2, 1929, in Fairfield, Calif., to Thomas C. and Clara Waugh Smith. He was the sixth generation of a pioneer California family.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., in 1951.

He married Dorothy M. Smith in 1950.

Before moving to Carson City, he lived in Incline Village.

Mr. Smith was a construction engineer in the building industry. He was past master of Centennial Lodge 47 F&AM and was an adviser for the DeMolay in Carson City. He volunteered at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Karina Lillie Smith in 1985.

Among his survivors are: his wife, of Carson City; son, Bradley David of Minden; daughters Carolynn Ivy Keebler of Corvallis, Ore., Hollon "Holly" Elizabeth Boyles of Turlock, Calif., and Laurel S. Dority of Carson City; and 15 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 6225 Neil Road, Suite 201, Reno NV 89511; or the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., Carson City NV 89701.

He will be buried in his family plot in Fairfield, Calif.

Walton's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.


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