Tim Smith (Grandpa Tim) of Pierce passed away March 14, 2012, at Orchards Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lewiston, from a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was 78.
Tim was born in Boise March 10, 1934, to Paul and Dorothy Smith. He married in 1951 in Stibnite, Idaho, and they later divorced. He worked as a powder man and driller, construction worker and lumberman. In 1967, Tim moved to Pierce with his four sons, and was employed by Cardiff's Mill and Potlatch Corp. (Jaype). He retired in 1996.
Tim enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was an avid reader and enjoyed music and flower gardening. The American flag was proudly displayed and always flew over his log cabin on the hill. He will be remembered for his daily walks in Pierce, wearing his signature red hat with flowers on it and his walking stick.
Tim walked every day, in sunshine or snow, enjoying his stroll by the creek and along the highway. He was greatly loved by many people, most of all his family. We will all miss him and his stories, of which he had many.
Tim is survived by three sons; a daughter-in-law; sister; niece; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Steven Smith; his sister, Karen Smith; and his parents, Paul and Dorothy Smith.
A celebration of Tim's life will be conducted at a later date in Pierce. The family requests that gifts in memory of Tim be sent to I.care, a nonprofit organization that helps local families who are undergoing treatment for cancer. I.care Inc., 2134 Canyon Creek Road, Orofino, ID 83544.
Lewiston Tribune, March 17, 2012, p. 5B
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock
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