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Ruth Evelyn Smith


June 10, 2021

Longtime Crook County resident Ruth Evelyn Smith, 83, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Ruth was born April 12, 1938, to Clarence and Mollie (Mauch) Malliot in Garland, Wyoming. She married Richard “Dick” Smith on December 18, 1954, in Powell, Wyoming.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Marjorie Cook. She is survived by two sisters, Lois (Chuck) Siefert, Worland, Wyoming and Eleanor Echols, Denver, Colorado; children, Sheila (Keith) Yount, Moorcroft, Wyoming, David (Tammie) Smith, Gillette, Wyoming and Susan (Charles) Cornelius, Gillette; grandchildren, Steve (Monika) Yount, Bill (Erin) Yount, both of Gillette, Kelly (Cheyenne) Smith, Wellston, Oklahoma, Jordan (Amy) Smith, Lander, Wyoming, Allison (Parker) Smith-Wise, Boulder, Colorado, Kayla Cornelius, Heather (fiancé Lane Kneivel) Cornelius and Rachel Cornelius, all of Gillette; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Private family burial has taken place at the Moorcroft Cemetery, Moorcroft, Wyoming.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance, Wyoming.

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