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Published October 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Melvin James Smith

1931 ~ 2013

Melvin passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from complications of Alzheimer's and pneumonia. He was born in Alice, North Dakota to Harry and Lucille (Scott) Smith. After graduating from Wheatland High School, he joined the Marines and honorably served for three years. Upon discharge, he returned to the family farm to work and to attend business school. In 1955, he married Marilyn Smeby of Hickson; together they moved to San Diego, CA and had two daughters. Marilyn passed away in 1971.

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