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William (Bill) Robert Smith

William (Bill) Robert Smith, 46, was born Oct. 28, 1959, in Chicago, Ill., to Paul Richard and Dorothy (Jakalski) Smith. He passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 23 in Basalt with his wife and his dogs, Max and Jake, at his side.He married Rachel St. John on Sept. 9, 1995, in Basalt. Bill had been an area resident for 28 years. Bill was a loving, devoted husband to Rachel, and was a beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and employer. He loved fishing most of all, especially fishing with friends and family at Lake Powell. He was truly loved by all who met and knew him and his infectious smile. We will dearly miss him and remember all the wonderful ways about him.He was preceded in death by his brother Peter W. Smith.He is survived by: his wife, Rachel Smith; his parents, Paul and Dorothy (Jakalski) Smith; his brother Paul Smith; his sister, Cynthia Rachelle Siomiak and her husband Mark Siomiak; nieces Heather, Stephanie and Saundra; nephews, Sean, Mike, Simon, and Pierce.A visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs on Sunday, Aug. 27. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Christ Community Church in Basalt, with a reception to follow at approximately 3 p.m. at the Riverside Grill in Basalt.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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