Craig Allen Smith |

Craig Allen Smith

Craig Allen Smith, 53, a one-year resident of Topaz Ranch Estates, died April 21, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Smith was born June 7, 1953, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Jack Pershing Smith and Mildred Elizabeth Coon.

He married Debi Lynn Brown on March 27, 2002, in Gallup, N.M.

Before moving to Topaz Ranch Estates, Mr. Smith lived in Bridgeport, Calif.

He held a master’s degree and worked as a teacher and jewelry artist.

He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Veterans Award and the Distinguished Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his stepfather, Gene.

Among his survivors are his wife of Wellington; daughter Yvette Elizabeth Smith of Fullerton, Calif.; stepson David Roy Vulyak of Bridgeport; father-in-law Roy Brown of Topaz Ranch Estates; sisters Kathleen of New Jersey and Colleen of Connecticut; brothers Mark of New York, Rich of Illinois and Harry of Colorado; a niece and an aunt.

Cremation will take place at FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City. A memorial service will be held in Binghamton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation, the Earth Day Foundation, Mono Lake and Adopt-A-Soldier.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.