Phillip Dean Smith was best known by many as the Inyo-Mono Farm Advisor for 28 years, retiring in 1989. He was also known for his extensive charitable work . Smith died December 18th at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 87.
Smith would have turned 88 Friday, December 21. According to family, Smith was active in the Lion’s Club, Hospice Advisory Board, Senior Centr Board, Fair Board and the Salvation Army Cup of Cold Water Food Bank. He was a member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.
His survivors include a special friend and companion, Mable Haigh; daughters Sherri, Bonnie and Joni; sister Shirley Hothkiss; cousin Bill and Fae Gerkin; sister-in-law Shirley Scheel; brother-in law James Givens; seven grandchildren – Mark, Heather, Lisa Patrick, Clint, Khrista and Joey; two great granddaughters – Haley and Quinn; numerous nieces and nephews.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years – Bettyjo; two sons Denis and Casey; parents Charles and Valentine Smith; and brother Wayne Smith.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 1pm at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.