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DAVID V. SMITH July 14, 1933 ~ January 25, 2018 We are sad to announce the passing of David V. Smith on Jan. 25th in Santa Barbara, CA. Born in Vancouver, WA on July 14, 1933, Dave grew up in the Salmon Creek area. He retired to Carpentaria CA. While having to evacuate from the December wildfire, Dave contracted influenza and succumbed from the resulting pneumonia. Dave and his business partner Lee Root started Smith-Root Inc. in Seattle, WA in 1964. He had passion for electronics and first started making electrofishing equipment for the University of Washington. Dave moved Smith-Root from Seattle to a location across the road from the house his father built on Salmon Creek Avenue in 1974. Dave was a lifelong HAM radio operator, active in boating and also enjoyed riding his three-wheeled motorcycle. Dave is survived by his wife, five sons and his seven grandchildren. A life celebration will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Saturday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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