Aaron Keith Smith
Aaron Keith Smith, 37, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., June 11, 2013.
A service of tribute and love will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Eternal Hills Chapel with Pastor Jim Boyd officiating. Entombment will be held at Haven of Rest Mausoleum in Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens.
Aaron was born on Nov. 14, 1975, in Medford, Ore., to Sandi and Keith Smith.
He grew up in Klamath Falls, attending Roosevelt Elementary School and Ponderosa Junior High School before graduating from Klamath Union High School in 1993. While at Klamath Union High School, he played on the tennis team for three years. After graduation, he went on to college at Central Oregon Community College, where he received his AA degree in welding and manufacturing. He then continued his education by becoming a journeyman electrician and worked in the Klamath Basin for several years. In addition, he designed several iron gate fences in the Medford area.
He married in 1998 and had two children Clara and Clay. The marriage later ended. Two years ago, Aaron's cancer returned, leading to his lengthy illness. Through it all, he would always say "It is what it is."
Aaron was a member of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God and the DeMolay. He enjoyed hunting, including a trip to Africa for plains game, and fishing, especially on the Williamson and salmon on the Rogue. He could build anything, including two cars from the ground up.
He is survived by his parents Sandi Nyback Smith of Klamath Falls and Keith and Deborah Smith of Sun City, Ariz.; children Clara and Clay Smith; brother Jarod Smith and his daughter Madison; sister Kendra Jones and her children Jacob, Isaac and Alexis; cousin Barbara Howard; many special cousins, all of Klamath
Falls; and a number of close special friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Al and Nine Nyback and Alex and LaVern Smith
Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Please sign the online guest book at www.heraldandnews.com/obituaries.
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39 Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on June 13, 2013