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Dr Richard Chandler Smith

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Dr Richard Chandler Smith

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death
12 Jul 2012 (aged 98)
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Jacksonville, Randolph County, Missouri, USA
Plot
Section A Row 02 Site 0030
Memorial ID
93544740 View Source

Dr. Richard Chandler Sith Professor Eeritus of Forestry, 98, of Columbia Mo. passed away on July 12, 2012 at University Hospital.

No funeral is planned. An anatoical donation was made to the MU School of Medicine. Subsequently the body will be cremated and interred in the ssouri State Veterans Cemetery , Jacksonville Mo.

He was born September 10, 1913 in St Paul, MN. the son of the late Eugene Reed and Gladys Wollesen Smith. He and his brother Fred, enjoyed their boyhoods growing up on the shore of Lake Phalen.

While earning a BS degree from the University of Minnesota, he worked as a field forester for the U.S. Forest Service and then he became head forester for the American Creosoting Company, Louisville, KY.

In World War 11 he was a Lieutenant in the Navy, assigned to the Bureau of Ships a an engineering officer. He inspected construction of vessels of 183 shipyards.

He married Ensign Mary Elizabeth Maldoon, Navy Nurse Corps, on October 16, 1944. She preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage.

After World War 11 he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Forestry from Duke University in 1947 he began 35 years of service as Professor of Forestry, University of Missouri, becoming the Assistant Dean of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife and Director of Graduate Studies in 1974.

He was active in the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and was elected Fellow in 1977.He also served as secretary, vice chair and chair of the four state Ozark Section. He was a founder of the Missouri SAF and received the first Karkhagne Award for meritirious service. A 50 year Kiwanian, he served as president and ling time secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Little Dixie. An avid golfer, he played at Gustin Golf Course for 50 years and captained his faculty league team, but never made a holein one.When he retred, his students planted a tulip poplar tree at the golf course in regognition of his service to the University.

Dick and Mary enjoyed retirement by traveling throughout Europe and especially loved England and Ireland.

He is survived by one son, Chandler C. Smith and his life partner Holly Kingsland of Manhattan Beach Ca. granddaughter Caitlin Berube Smith of Ft Collins Colorado. brother, Fred Smith of Little Canada Minn. niece Deborah Johnson of Elk River Minn. grand nieces, Amanda Omodth of Eau Claire Wisconsin. and Emily Johnson of St Paul Minn.

In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis International Foundation.use on of the following links to make contributions online, https;/secure.qgiv.com/?key=kif or http;/sites.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/en/foundation/help/individualGivingaspx


Dr. Richard Chandler Sith Professor Eeritus of Forestry, 98, of Columbia Mo. passed away on July 12, 2012 at University Hospital.

No funeral is planned. An anatoical donation was made to the MU School of Medicine. Subsequently the body will be cremated and interred in the ssouri State Veterans Cemetery , Jacksonville Mo.

He was born September 10, 1913 in St Paul, MN. the son of the late Eugene Reed and Gladys Wollesen Smith. He and his brother Fred, enjoyed their boyhoods growing up on the shore of Lake Phalen.

While earning a BS degree from the University of Minnesota, he worked as a field forester for the U.S. Forest Service and then he became head forester for the American Creosoting Company, Louisville, KY.

In World War 11 he was a Lieutenant in the Navy, assigned to the Bureau of Ships a an engineering officer. He inspected construction of vessels of 183 shipyards.

He married Ensign Mary Elizabeth Maldoon, Navy Nurse Corps, on October 16, 1944. She preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage.

After World War 11 he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Forestry from Duke University in 1947 he began 35 years of service as Professor of Forestry, University of Missouri, becoming the Assistant Dean of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife and Director of Graduate Studies in 1974.

He was active in the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and was elected Fellow in 1977.He also served as secretary, vice chair and chair of the four state Ozark Section. He was a founder of the Missouri SAF and received the first Karkhagne Award for meritirious service. A 50 year Kiwanian, he served as president and ling time secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Little Dixie. An avid golfer, he played at Gustin Golf Course for 50 years and captained his faculty league team, but never made a holein one.When he retred, his students planted a tulip poplar tree at the golf course in regognition of his service to the University.

Dick and Mary enjoyed retirement by traveling throughout Europe and especially loved England and Ireland.

He is survived by one son, Chandler C. Smith and his life partner Holly Kingsland of Manhattan Beach Ca. granddaughter Caitlin Berube Smith of Ft Collins Colorado. brother, Fred Smith of Little Canada Minn. niece Deborah Johnson of Elk River Minn. grand nieces, Amanda Omodth of Eau Claire Wisconsin. and Emily Johnson of St Paul Minn.

In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis International Foundation.use on of the following links to make contributions online, https;/secure.qgiv.com/?key=kif or http;/sites.kiwanis.org/kiwanis/en/foundation/help/individualGivingaspx



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