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Louis Smith

Louis Smith, 99, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Senora, Calif. of natural causes.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1912 to Oscar and LaVona Boyce Smith in New Pine Creek in his maternal grandmother’s home.
He was self employed in the logging industry and a partner in L & R Trucking company for 70 years. He loved bingo at Skyline Place in Sonora.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife Margie Smith in 2009; parents Oscar and LaVona Boyce Smith; brother Chester Smith; sister Ruth McKune; grandson Dough Smith in 1984.
He is survived by Sons and daughters-in-law Rodney and Claudia Smith and Lyne and Peggy Smith of Jamestown, Calif.; grandsons Eric Smith of Boston, Mass.,  Phillip Watson of Sonora, Calif.  and Greg Smith of Sonora, Calif.; granddaughters Jody McAlpine of Sonora, Calif. and Lisa Hume of Elk Grove, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren; One great-great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Heuton Memorial Chapel in Senora, Calif.
Contributions in Mr. Smith’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Senora, Calif. 95370 or Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, P.O. Box 3619, Arnold, Calif. 95222.

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