Mark Edward Smith of Delta died from a rare form of cancer on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his home. He was 53.
A memorial service was held Jan. 16 at First Assembly of God in Delta, with Pastor Robert Smith officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Pea Green Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born May 11, 1958, in Delta, to Conn and Rosena (Morlang) Smith. He graduated from Olathe High School in 1976. He attended the University of Southern Colorado and graduated with an associate degree in machining.
He married Rhonda Novotny on Jan. 24, 1976, in Olathe. They celebrated nearly 36 years of marriage. She survives.
Mr. Smith was a farmer in partnership with his father and brother for more than 20 years in the Pea Green area. In recent years he farmed for the Whitfield Dairy in Montrose. He enjoyed fishing, his family and traveling with family and friends to Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas and Lake Powell.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Smith; a son, Matthew Smith of Grand Junction; a daughter, Nicole Smith of Denver; his parents, Conn Ed and Rose Smith of Delta; and two brothers and their wives, Kirk and Janet Smith of Delta, and John and Stephanie Smith of Grand Junction.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his grandparents, Zurena and Connie Smith, Thelma and Vic Brito, and Fred and Ruby Morlang.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Cemetery handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus