Robert Dean Smith, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on September 14, 2020 at the age of 83.
Robert was born February 13, 1937 in Fowler, Colorado to Marion and Juanita (Stiles) Smith. His family moved to Burns, Oregon when Robert was 1 years old. He spent the next 67 years residing in Burns attending elementary and high school and graduating from Burns Union High School in 1955. While in high school he met the love of his life, Doris Skiens. They married on June 18, 1955 and spent many years together in the Burns area before moving to Nampa, Idaho in 2005, and then to Meridian, Idaho in 2018. Robert and Doris enjoyed over 65 years of marriage.
Robert spent his career as a logger, working for Edward Hines Lumber Co. from 1955 – 1994, and Newmont Gold in Winnemucca, Nevada from 1994 -1999. When there was a little spare time, you could find him enjoying his time either hunting, fishing or camping. After retiring in 1999 they spent several years traveling in their RV and enjoying time with grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Doris Smith of Meridian, ID; his daughter Charlotte (Robert) Floro of Bauxite, AR; son Randy (Carolyn) Smith, of Elko, NV; his son Douglas (Cindy) Smith of Meridian, ID; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and his sister Marilyn J. Knutson of Klamath Falls, OR. He is preceded in death by his parents Marion and Juanita Smith.
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