Ralph W. Smith

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Wednesday, January 14, 1987

FRUITLAND - Ralph W. Smith, 82, Fruitland, died Monday, Jan 12, 1987, in an Ontario hospital. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Shaffer-Jensen chapel, Payette, with the Rev. Earl Traughber of the Fruitland Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette.

He was born Jan. 9, 1905, in Polo, Ill., the son of Clayton and Lydia Smith. He moved at a young age with his parents to California, where he worked many years as a manager for Marinovich Ice and Cold Storage. He retired in 1971 and moved to Fruitland. Mrs. Smith died in December, 1985. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a past member of the Pomona, Calif., Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Petterson, Clemmons, N.C.; and LaVon Taylor, Payette; two grandchildren, Sandra Lettunich, Payette, and Ronald Petterson in North Carolina; eight great-grandchildren; and three nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette.