Jul 6, 2017 - From staff reportsFormer Riverton resident Darrell A. Smith of Tucson, Arizona, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Southern Arizona Veterans Hospice in Tucson after a lengthy illness.
He was 75 years old.
He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Wallace, Idaho, to Gordon A. Smith and Alvina F. Smith.
The family traveled with road construction for many years, finally settling in Riverton in 1958.
He went to school in Riverton, and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1968.
He worked in mining in Wyoming for many years, and then travelled with his work, finally ending up at Grand Canyon National Park, where he worked at Indian Gardens, halfway down into the Canyon.
After retiring he moved to Tucson, Arizona.
"He spent many hours working on his abstract art projects, which were very unique and interesting," loved ones said. "
He loved spending time with his many nieces and nephews."
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving siblings are Richard Smith of Riverton, James Smith of Veyo, Utah, Sheila Troyer of both Riverton and Tucson, Robert Smith of Riverton and Cheryl Arey of Riverton.
He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Viki Bartlett, and stepson Troy Bartlett.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.
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