Ronald Walter Smith December 13, 1952- approx. March 9, 2017
My beloved brother and friend passed away unexpectedly. He lived life with enthusiasm, courage, intelligence, and tenacity after surviving a traumatic head injury in 1982. He was a marvelous listener and friend to many – taking pride when, for friends and neighbors, he repaired equipment, tuned lawn mowers, cut lawns or helped them in countless ways.
For me he was a constant, always there for me. He was a willing and enthusiastic companion on trips to yurts and forest service cabins, to Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and Olympic Peninsula, and to many of Canada’s National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia. Let’s not forget his and my love of coffeehouses, dogs, and walks along the river and in the foothills.
I will miss him every day. Each and every one of my and his friends will miss him. He was a good soul. He is survived by his sister, Mary, his brother, George, and his daughter, Jessica.