September 18, 2012 

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'Bill' Smith, 63

Former Anchorage resident William Floyd “Bill” Smith, 63, died Dec. 16, 2000, at his home in Aurora, Ore.

A service was held Friday at Fisher Funeral Home in Williamsport, Ind. Burial took place at West Lebanon Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Chehalis, Wash., to Louis F. and Lydia M. (Merrill) Smith.

He graduated from Olympia High School in 1955. He married Pauline LaTouche on July 15, 1967, in Williamsport.

He came to Fort Richardson in the 1950s while serving in the U.S. Army as a communications technician. After his discharge, he was employed by Chevron USA as an engineer technologist for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He coached Little League softball for 10 years in Anchorage.

He had lived in Anchorage for 40 years when he moved to Aurora in 1995.

In retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and especially wood art.

Mr. Smith was a member of Chevron Retirees Association and the American Association of Retired Persons.

His family wrote: “Bill’s generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family. He lived his life with integrity and bravery.”

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Roger Connor of Williamsport; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Amy Smith of Yukon, Okla.; grandchildren, Brandi and Craig Davis of Williamsport, Ind.; brother, Leroy Smith of Auburn, Wash., and sister, Wilma MacLeroy of Seattle.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; an infant child; and his brother, Ronald.

Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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