Obituary: Arthur M. Smith May 28, 1917 – Jan. 6, 2017

ARTHUR M. SMITH May 28, 1917 Jan. 6, 2017

Arthur M. Smith, was born May 28, 1917, passed away January 6, 2017 at the age of 99 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Art was a long time resident of Farmington, New Mexico. He was a avid golfer and bowler, he enjoyed working his yard. Art was active in his local United Methodist Church, Masons and Shriners.

He grew up in Colorado and graduated from the Colorado Schools of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering 1950, He worked in Texas and New Mexico in the oil and gas industry. They moved to Farmington in 1958 where he retired from Conoco Philips in 1980.

Enlisted in the Colorado National Guard in May of 1936 was Honorably Discharged in 1938, Enlisted in the Army in 1946 Honorably Discharged in 1949.

Survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosa Lee Smith , son Steve Smith ( Arletta) of Pagosa  Springs , CO. step- daughter  Jerry London of Santa Cruz, NM, grand-daughter Denise London of Santa Cruz, NM , great- grand son Cody Garinger  of Santa Cruz, NM, great- great- grand  son Colten Garinger of Santa Cruz, NM.

Art was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth Setzer and Arthur Melville Smith and his brothers, Donn Smith and Bob Smith. Services will be at a later date. The family of Arthur M. Smith has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505.747.7477,