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Dr. Lloyd A. W. Smith

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Dr.  Lloyd A. W. Smith Obituary
Dr. Lloyd A. W. Smith was born on January 3, 1945 and passed away on June 14, 2013. Dr. Smith is survived by Carol Smith, his beloved wife and life partner of 43 years; his sons, Dr. Garrett Smith (Cori Moriarty) and Tracy Smith; and grandchildren, Taryn and Milo Smith. Dr. Smith lived his professional life as a dentist in service to others. He had a great chair-side manner and empathy for his patients. Dr. Smith retired in 2010 and had a long bucket list. Ironically, he dedicated over 40 years of his life making sure patients had 'painless' dental treatment; yet he could not overcome his painful struggle with cancer. Dr. Smith in 1966 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was active as an undergraduate in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and intramural sports. He earned his D.D.S degree in 1970 from the University of Washington Dental School in Seattle. Dr. Smith served from 1970 to 1972 as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri. Following Dr. Smith's Army Dental service, he and his wife moved to Tucson where they spent the rest of their professional lives. Lloyd had a very full and busy life as a husband, father, grandfather, dentist, and athlete. He participated in many sports, including baseball, golf, racquetball, skiing and scuba diving, motorcycle riding and racing. He also enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his wife and family. He loved cooking and entertaining good friends in Tucson. Dr. Smith was an active member of the Centurions, a men's charitable organization, for many years and was also involved in several dental study groups. Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 North Northern Avenue, Oro Valley, Arizona.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 23, 2013
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