1929-2012: Harold Ray "Smitty" Smith | SkyHiNews.com

1929-2012: Harold Ray "Smitty" Smith

Harold Ray “Smitty” Smith


Harold was born on Jan. 14, 1929 in Fraser, Colo. He spent his life in Fraser working mostly in the timber business as a logger. He loved being in the outdoors fishing and hunting. He believed there was no prettier place than the Fraser Valley.

Harold spent from Nov. 5, 1952 through Nov. 4, 1956 in the U.S. Air Force serving in Fort Bliss and Fort Biggs in El Paso, Texas as well as Warren Airforce Base in Wyoming.

Harold passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday, March 6 in Windsor, Colo. He is survived by his wife Helen of 62 years. Son Steve Smith of Windsor, Colo., daughter Donna Bennett and her husband Rick of Firestone, Colo., sisters: Helen Timmons, Lois Makelburg, and Viola Newberry; two grandsons: Tory Smith of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jason Smith of Granby, Colo.; two great-granddaughters: Brooke and Jaiden Smith; two great-grandsons: Dylan and Austin Smith.

Harold wished to be cremated and services will be held at a later date to be announced in the spring. Donations may be made in his memory to Heart of the Mountains Hospice, PO Box 140, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451.

Visit Harold’s webpage to leave a condolence for the family, or add a photo to his “Book of Memories” at http://www.grandcountymortuary.com

Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director Grand County Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 970-725-9010

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