Michael Dean Smith, 53
Mike entered into rest on Dec. 7, 2010, in Haines, Ore. He is the son of Barbara Lee and stepfather Robert Lee. He was born on Sept. 5, 1957, in Billings, Mont.
He went to school in Dillon, Mont., where he was president of the High School Rodeo Club and excelled in art. Mike served in the U.S. Air Force and he work hard all his life.
He lived up to his western heritage, coming from a long line of cowboys. Mike had a heart as big as the outdoors he loved and had the sweetest smile and a sense of humor that brightened the lives of all who knew him. Mike's greatest loves were the Lord, his son and daughter, family and the Western way of life.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, William F. Smith and his grandfather and grandmother, Bill and Dagne Greenough.
He is survived by his son, Trevor Smith and daughter Nicole (Cody) Edney; grandchildren Dakota and Avery; his mother, Barbara Lee and stepfather Robert Lee; sisters Roxy (Pat) O'Brien and Cheri (Larry) Poole; uncle Billy (Francie) Greenough and aunt Carol (Cecil) Peterson and many cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Fifth and Wallace. An open house will follow at the Lee residence, 1942 West Yorkshire Ave., Coeur d'Alene.