William "Skip" Smith (1948 - 2019)

  • "My prayers go out to the family. I'm going to miss seeing..."
    - Alex Ditton
  • "May the Lord give comfort to your family and may you rest..."
    - Sheila Alaniz
  • "Rest in peace Skip. You are in our thoughts and prayers...."
    - Martin Salazar
  • "We ran into "Slim" as we knew him all the time, all over..."
    - Dawne Holmes
  • "You will be missed. You have been part of this community..."
    - Mary J. Valdez
Service Information
Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue
Las Vegas, NM
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
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Funeral service
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Las Vegas, NM
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William "Skip" Smith 71, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., for the past 25 years formerly of Los Alamos, N.M. has gone to be with our Lord on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
He was born on February 2, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island to his late parents William B.C. Smith and Naoma Wakefield Smith.
In his younger years he enjoyed playing Steel Guitar and a Baritone Horn. He was the catcher for the Los Alamos state champion All-Star team.
He loved to tap dance, snow ski and ride motorcycles. He was nominated as Valedictorian of his Senior Class of 1964 at Los Alamos High School. He went on to be a history major at University of New Mexico. He always wanted to be a history teacher.
He is preceded in death by his parents: brother: David Errol Smith, nephew: Daniel Russell.
He is survived by his sister: Teresa Russell (Jimmie) of Albuquerque, N.M.; uncle: David Wakefield and wife June of Raton, N.M.; numerous; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at noon-5 p.m. at Rogers Mortuary Chapel in Las Vegas, N.M. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M., with Father Rob Yaksich as celebrant. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.
Arrangements are entrusted to and under the care of Rogers Mortuary 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas, NM 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511. www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Aug. 21, 2019
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