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Junior Clifford Smith

Junior Clifford Smith

Male 1922 - 1994  (72 years)

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  • Name Junior Clifford Smith 
    Nickname Smitty 
    Born 08 May 1922  Colby, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Abt 1932  Methodist Church, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Aug 1994  Fairview Cemetery, Oral, Fall River County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 02 Aug 1994  Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127  Thompson
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2004 

    Father Clifford W Smith 
    Mother Spraye Porter 
    Family ID F969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosalie Marie Thompson 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Porter Smith
     2. Lynda Sue Smith
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Clifford Smith
    Clifford Smith
    Clifford Smith, Taken from the 1939-40 Yearbook.
    Smitty and Rosalie (Thompson) Smith
    Junior Clifford and Rosalie Maria (Thompson) Smith, taken 1984. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Smitty and Rosalie (Thompson) Smith Family
    Back rows are: Lydna Sue (Susie) Thompson, Robert (Bob) A, Stannard, Patrick (Pat) John Smith, Fredrick (Fred) Porter Smith, Susan (Sue) Mary Rodman Smith
    Front rows are: Rosalie Maria Thompson Smith, Stacy Lee Smith, Junior Clifford Smith (Smitty), Shauna Lynn Smith, Taken in 1984. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Clifford was in the Marines from 1942-1946.

      Obit:
      Junior 'Smitty' C. Smith
      Junior 'Smitty' C. Smith, age 72, died Tuesday, August 2, 1994 at Castle Manor in Hot Springs.
      Memorial Services were held Friday, August 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Partor Don Torala officiating. Inturment will take place at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery, at Oral.
      He was born May 8, 1922 to Clifford W. and Spraye (Porter) Smith in Colby, Kansas. He grew up in Brewster, Kansas and graduated from there in 1940. From September of 1940 to the Spring of 1941, he was in the CCC at Camp Custer in Custer, SD. From 1941 to 1942, he worked in his uncle's store until enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He was in the Marine Corps from September 1942 to October 1945. He served in the infantry in the South Pacific from December 1943 to August 1945.
      On September 8, 1945 he married Rosalie M. Thompson in Goodland, Kansas. They lived in Brewster, Kansas for 2 years and then moved to a nearby farm. In 1956, the family moved to Oral where they farmed on the Angostura Irrigation Project. He farmed and ranched on those units until his first stroke in March of 1987.
      He moved to Hot Springs in May of 1988 and then to Castle Manor in April of 1991.
      He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Elks Lodge of Hot Springs, VFW Post# 1640, Historical Auto Club of the Black Hills, Rapid City, and the St. Thomas Masonic Lodge in Colby, Kansas.
      Grateful for having had the privilege of sharing his life are his wife - Rosalie Smith, Hot Springs, SD, son - Frederick P. & Sue Smith, Oral, SD, daughter- Lynda Sue & Robert Stannard, Littleton, Colo., grandson- Patrick & Christina Smith, Chadron, Neb., granddaughters-Shauna & Mick Hoglund, Dell Rapids, SD and Stacy Lee Smith, Oral, SD, brother - Freddie Smith, Ft. Collins, Colo., sister-Bette Lee Olinger, Northglenn, Colo., two half-brothers and 4 half-sisters, all from Colorado.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother; sister Barbara Lee Moreland and half-brother, Bob.
      In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to St. John's Lutheran Church.


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