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Samuel "Sam" Allen Smith


June 4, 2020

Samuel “Sam” Allen Smith was born into this world on August 6, 1956. He entered into his eternal life on March 3, 2020 at the young age of 63. He was loved by all and surrounded by those whom loved him the most, his family and grandkids and friends.

Sam was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming to BobbyJoe Smith and Bonnie June Lacy. He joined the US Navy and set sail on the high seas for three years, traveling all across the globe to ports near and far alike.

After his service in the Navy came to an end, he made his way to Galveston, Texas where he met the love of his life, Madaeline Sue Milina. They married shortly after meeting and he helped to raise three step-sons and one daughter.

Sam was a sheet metal fabricator for over 30 years. His work was regarded as the best anywhere in the entire region, and he was routinely asked to fabricate a/c ducts for residential and commercial projects alike.

Sam is preceded in death by his father BobbyJoe “Smitty” and sister Connie. He leaves behind to cherish his memories His mother Bonnie Kovach and step-father Dave Kovach; his brother Kelly Smith; his loving wife of 36 years, Madaeline Smith; sons Michael Caballero, Roland Caballero (Khiira), Daniel Caballero, daughter Heather Lynn Smith-Ward (Quinten), 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and celebration of life were held at in Galveston, Texas on May 24, 2020. Members of VFW Post 880 performed military honors, and there was a small reception afterwards.


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