Obituary for SMITH

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday May 13, 2010

Myrl F. Smith, 97 years old, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, changed his residence to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ellen U. Smith; his son, John R. Smith and wife, Janet of Bosque Farms, NM; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, and Sierra; and great-grandchild, Christopher. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Myrn and Elwood; and his son, Peter Smith. Myrl was born in Belding, Michigan, attended Belding High School, and was enrolled two years at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. In 1934, he received a Senatorial Appointment to the West Point Military Academy where he played football and baseball, and graduated in 1938. During his army career he served through WWII in Panama and Japan, and retired with the rank of Colonel in 1947. He briefly owned a sporting goods business before choosing to return to work for the government in the Test Division of the Atomic Energy Commission. He retired in 1972 to spend time with his family and friends, fishing, boating and camping. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Rd, NE with Pastor John Dykhuis officiating. A reception will follow the service. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-1334. Please visit our online guestbook for Myrl at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333