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David Allen Smith

August 5, 2011 by

David Allen Smith, 75, died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in Eugene.
He  was born Jan. 19, 1936 in Lakeview, to Benny and Barbara (Harris) Smith.
He grew up in Willow Ranch, Calif. where he attended grammar school. He graduated from high school in Alturas, Calif. in 1954.
David married Donna Chapman in Junction City on June 7, 1968.
He excelled in detailed wood working, making various construction toys. He called his toy making, “The Little Dipper Construction Company.” It was named after his son-in-law, Paul Minnick’s company, called, “Big Dipper Construction Company” in Wasilla, Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his brother Johnny.
David is survived by his wife Donna of Eugene; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Johna Smith of Wasilla, Alaska; daughters and sons-in-law Debra and Gary Gaskey of Cottage Grove and Diane and Paul Minnick of Wasilla, Alaska; brother Tommy of Santa Clarita, Calif.; sister Myrn Milne of Westminster, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

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