Saturday, September 3, 2011

RIP Dick Smoot

SMOOT, Earl Richard 'Dick'
Jan. 7, 1924 - Aug. 28, 2011
Born in Bakersfield, CA., Dick spent his early years, to the sixth grade, on adventurous travels with his parents as migratory workers. He attended grade school in Portland, OR, Bakersfield and Orland, CA. He graduated from Orland High School, attended Santa Barbara State College, graduated with a BA in Industrial Arts Education from Chico State, and obtained his Masters from San Francisco State College. He served with the U.S. Army in WWII and became a teacher and Assistant Principal at River City High School.
Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sue; sons Douglas of Roseville; Mark of Dubai, and Scott of Sacramento; granddaughters Candace, Amy, and Erin of Cameron Park; sister Margorie of Yuba City; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful and loving close friends.
Dick has requested no service except what may be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Orland, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Yolo Hospice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from September 2 to September 3, 2011

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