Obituary: Earl Adam Smith

Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Jul 31, 2006
by WLJ
Earl Adam Smith, of Antelope, OR, died Saturday, July 22. He was 88. A grave side service was held July 27, at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Smith was born March 26, 1918, in Mayville, OR, to Earl and Gladys Smith. He graduated from Condon High School and attended Oregon State University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant during World War II. He married Ann Anderson on Aug. 30, 1946, in Vancouver, WA. A cattle rancher, Smith was appointed by three governors to the state Board of Agriculture, and he served as chairman of the board for the Pacific International Livestock Exposition and the Northwest Livestock Production Credit Association. He had also served as vice president of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association, as president of the Wheeler County Cattleman’s Association, as chairman of the Mitchell School Board and as a board member of the Oregon Historical Society. In 1995, he was entered in the Diamond Pioneer Agriculture Career Achievement Registry by Oregon State University. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Marc Anderson, of Springfield; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to any Oregon youth agricultural program or the Oregon Historical Society. — WLJ