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Plains Edition Obituaries for 1-15-11

James Dallas Smith, 74, of Ainsworth, Neb., died Dec. 25, 2010, after a long fought battle.

He was born in Ainsworth on July 9, 1936, to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith.

He graduated from High School in Ainsworth, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in March of 1956 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and in Dec 1957, an honorable discharge.

He married the love of his life, Beverly Jones of Ainsworth, on June 4, 1960. They had three beautiful daughters: Deb, Lori and Kris and a wonderful son, Brent.

He worked on ranches in the Ainsworth area. He became a carpenter in Beaver, Okla., and retired with the County Department in Beaver. They relocated back to Ainsworth, Neb., in 2003.

He loved raising horses and being involved in his kids 4-H. He took pride introducing his family into the western life. He always said his favorite job in the world was working for Sid Salzman. He shared many stories about growing up in the Sandhills and all of the life-long friends he made living there.

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He enjoyed his time playing cribbage and pitch with his many friends and family. He was always smiling when family came by and always loved the many visits and phone calls from all.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly of Ainsworth; his children, Deb (Dave) Fowler of Ainsworth, Lori (Marty) Obsorn of Beaver, Okla., and Kris (Terry) Newman of Wichita, Kan.; his brother Ken (Jeanne) Smith of Ainsworth; sister, Carol (Don) Lauf of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Valentine, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lex Smith of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two more on the way; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; his parents; infant brother, Gordon; brothers, Pete, Cliff and John; and sister, Helen.

James Dallas Smith, 74, of Ainsworth, Neb., died Dec. 25, 2010, after a long fought battle.

He was born in Ainsworth on July 9, 1936, to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith.

He graduated from High School in Ainsworth, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in March of 1956 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and in Dec 1957, an honorable discharge.

He married the love of his life, Beverly Jones of Ainsworth, on June 4, 1960. They had three beautiful daughters: Deb, Lori and Kris and a wonderful son, Brent.

He worked on ranches in the Ainsworth area. He became a carpenter in Beaver, Okla., and retired with the County Department in Beaver. They relocated back to Ainsworth, Neb., in 2003.

He loved raising horses and being involved in his kids 4-H. He took pride introducing his family into the western life. He always said his favorite job in the world was working for Sid Salzman. He shared many stories about growing up in the Sandhills and all of the life-long friends he made living there.

He enjoyed his time playing cribbage and pitch with his many friends and family. He was always smiling when family came by and always loved the many visits and phone calls from all.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly of Ainsworth; his children, Deb (Dave) Fowler of Ainsworth, Lori (Marty) Obsorn of Beaver, Okla., and Kris (Terry) Newman of Wichita, Kan.; his brother Ken (Jeanne) Smith of Ainsworth; sister, Carol (Don) Lauf of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Valentine, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lex Smith of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two more on the way; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; his parents; infant brother, Gordon; brothers, Pete, Cliff and John; and sister, Helen.

James Dallas Smith, 74, of Ainsworth, Neb., died Dec. 25, 2010, after a long fought battle.

He was born in Ainsworth on July 9, 1936, to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith.

He graduated from High School in Ainsworth, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in March of 1956 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and in Dec 1957, an honorable discharge.

He married the love of his life, Beverly Jones of Ainsworth, on June 4, 1960. They had three beautiful daughters: Deb, Lori and Kris and a wonderful son, Brent.

He worked on ranches in the Ainsworth area. He became a carpenter in Beaver, Okla., and retired with the County Department in Beaver. They relocated back to Ainsworth, Neb., in 2003.

He loved raising horses and being involved in his kids 4-H. He took pride introducing his family into the western life. He always said his favorite job in the world was working for Sid Salzman. He shared many stories about growing up in the Sandhills and all of the life-long friends he made living there.

He enjoyed his time playing cribbage and pitch with his many friends and family. He was always smiling when family came by and always loved the many visits and phone calls from all.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly of Ainsworth; his children, Deb (Dave) Fowler of Ainsworth, Lori (Marty) Obsorn of Beaver, Okla., and Kris (Terry) Newman of Wichita, Kan.; his brother Ken (Jeanne) Smith of Ainsworth; sister, Carol (Don) Lauf of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Valentine, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lex Smith of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two more on the way; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; his parents; infant brother, Gordon; brothers, Pete, Cliff and John; and sister, Helen.

James Dallas Smith, 74, of Ainsworth, Neb., died Dec. 25, 2010, after a long fought battle.

He was born in Ainsworth on July 9, 1936, to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith.

He graduated from High School in Ainsworth, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in March of 1956 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and in Dec 1957, an honorable discharge.

He married the love of his life, Beverly Jones of Ainsworth, on June 4, 1960. They had three beautiful daughters: Deb, Lori and Kris and a wonderful son, Brent.

He worked on ranches in the Ainsworth area. He became a carpenter in Beaver, Okla., and retired with the County Department in Beaver. They relocated back to Ainsworth, Neb., in 2003.

He loved raising horses and being involved in his kids 4-H. He took pride introducing his family into the western life. He always said his favorite job in the world was working for Sid Salzman. He shared many stories about growing up in the Sandhills and all of the life-long friends he made living there.

He enjoyed his time playing cribbage and pitch with his many friends and family. He was always smiling when family came by and always loved the many visits and phone calls from all.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly of Ainsworth; his children, Deb (Dave) Fowler of Ainsworth, Lori (Marty) Obsorn of Beaver, Okla., and Kris (Terry) Newman of Wichita, Kan.; his brother Ken (Jeanne) Smith of Ainsworth; sister, Carol (Don) Lauf of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Valentine, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lex Smith of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two more on the way; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; his parents; infant brother, Gordon; brothers, Pete, Cliff and John; and sister, Helen.

James Dallas Smith, 74, of Ainsworth, Neb., died Dec. 25, 2010, after a long fought battle.

He was born in Ainsworth on July 9, 1936, to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith.

He graduated from High School in Ainsworth, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in March of 1956 where he received the Good Conduct Medal and in Dec 1957, an honorable discharge.

He married the love of his life, Beverly Jones of Ainsworth, on June 4, 1960. They had three beautiful daughters: Deb, Lori and Kris and a wonderful son, Brent.

He worked on ranches in the Ainsworth area. He became a carpenter in Beaver, Okla., and retired with the County Department in Beaver. They relocated back to Ainsworth, Neb., in 2003.

He loved raising horses and being involved in his kids 4-H. He took pride introducing his family into the western life. He always said his favorite job in the world was working for Sid Salzman. He shared many stories about growing up in the Sandhills and all of the life-long friends he made living there.

He enjoyed his time playing cribbage and pitch with his many friends and family. He was always smiling when family came by and always loved the many visits and phone calls from all.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly of Ainsworth; his children, Deb (Dave) Fowler of Ainsworth, Lori (Marty) Obsorn of Beaver, Okla., and Kris (Terry) Newman of Wichita, Kan.; his brother Ken (Jeanne) Smith of Ainsworth; sister, Carol (Don) Lauf of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Valentine, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lex Smith of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two more on the way; plus many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; his parents; infant brother, Gordon; brothers, Pete, Cliff and John; and sister, Helen.