William Smith, 1936-2009, former Eagle resident
Vail, CO Colorado
William (Bill) Smith, 72, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.
Bill was born in Piqua, Ohio, on Dec. 23, 1936, to William and Helen Smith. He spent his childhood in Piqua, Ohio before enlisting in the U. S. Air Force in 1956 and in 1961 he married Miriam Covault, of Piqua.
He lived in both Piqua and Covington, Ohio, before moving to Eagle in 1980. Bill retired from Eagle County as the fleet manager in 2003, and Bill and Miriam moved to Grand Junction.
Bill leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Miriam; children Karla Herridge, of Eagle, Deane (Melissa) Smith, of Bellevue, Neb., Diane (Tod) Monger, of Grand Junction, Colorado, David (Tracy) Smith, of Hillsboro, Ore.; and sister Cindy (Jim) Cole, of St. Paris, Ohio. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Gypsum.