May 12, 1964- Feb. 12, 2013
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Michael Paul (Mikey) Smith whom the people of Bloomfield called "The Free Spirit". Passed away in Bloomfield at the age of 48. Mike was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of four children to Richard and Linda Smith. When Mikey was six years old the family moved to Bloomfield to the house that became known as "Smith Place" and spent most of his young life. He attended Tomales schools graduating from Tomales High in 1982.
Mike was as some would say a "Jack Mike of all trades" After High School he did some fishing out at Bodega Bay and Dillon Beach. When he wasn't fishing he would be out and about helping some friend or working with his older brother Mark. He was well known through out the Tomales area as a skilled carpenter. You could find Mike building a deck in Fallon or building a barn in Bloomfield. With his many talents he would be called upon to assist in a fixer upper or fixing someone's car. Whether he was in Freestone baling hay or doing a masonry brick lane in Chileno Valley. Mike would be off to Two Rock cutting, welding, and making iron gates for a local rancher.
Often he was seen sitting in front of Valley Ford Store smiling and waving or might be chatting with someone at Aguis Grocery. He had many local friends that could trust and depend on him which gave to the saying " Let's get Mikey, he can do it, Mikey can do anything." Mike is survived by brother Mark Smith; sister Marsha Smith Johnson; nephew Joey Halley; niece Jessica Halley; and grand nephew Cohen Halley Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Linda Smith and sister Janet Smith Halley.
A memorial to celebrate Mike's life is set for March 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Tomales Regional Park.
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from Feb. 28 to Mar. 27, 2013