Published: Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Spencer R. Smith was born Nov. 27, 1922, to Ralph and Ethel Wedgewood Smith in Keystone, S.D. He attended grade school at Keystone and graduated from Custer (S.D.) High School in 1941.
Spencer served in the Colmar Pocket, Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., where he received his degree in civil engineering. Most of his working years were with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which included missile projects and NORAD.
Spencer married Mary Ann Knievel Dec. 28, 1960. He was a member of Valley Hi Golf Club and the Argonauts in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was also an avid bridge player.
Spencer died at his home in Colorado Springs Sept. 9, 2013. He was 90.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Roger Smith.
Spencer is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sister, Ellen (Ed) Vejvoda of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Evelyn Chard of Custer; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Sept. 14 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. Inurnment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.
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