Henry Richard Smith
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 7, 1912
  • Date of passing: May 25, 1982
Let the memory of Henry be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Henry Smith, 69, born on July 7, 1912 and passed away on May 25, 1982. We will remember him forever.
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This tribute was added by David Smith on 17th October 2015

"Wife: Gregoria Gonzalez 05/25/1929
Sons: Michael Anthony Smith 03/22/1965 David Allen Smith 04/09/1968

Our dad, Hank, was one of the bravest, nicest, smartest and toughest men I've ever known. He could do anything and never sat around to wait for someone to help him with anything. He'd rather do it himself, and he could and did. Example. When the Sylmar earthquake of '71 struck it made our house that my parents had recently purchased in La Crescenta unstable by nearly throwing it off its foundation. Did he hire a contractor? HELL NO! He used a bucket and shovel to dig out a basement under the house, and used two truck axles to support our home by drilling and chaining them into the main crossbeam under the house for support. He used a cement mixer that he and a friend bought and laid enough concrete out to make the basement he dug out into a room that became a combination storage - club house for me and my brother. Our handprints are still there. And he did this at the age of 59!!! They don't make 'em like that anymore, that's for damn sure. He saw and went through a lot in his life and you never heard a single complaint from him. He's my idol. Posted by David Smith

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  Sidney Simon Smith (1870 - 1942)
  Rose Virginia Meisel Smith (1885 - 1950)

  Elizabeth Yvonne Angel Smith (1914 - 2012)*

  Richard Anthony Smith (1962 - 1962)*

  Amos John Smith (1906 - 1972)*
  Sidney Elmer Smith (1907 - 1945)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Smith Lynch (1909 - 1982)*
  Henry W. Smith (1910 - 1910)*
  Henry Richard Smith (1912 - 1982)
  Ethel Mirriam Smith Clark (1913 - 2006)*
  Robert James Smith (1916 - 1989)*
  Frank Leonard Smith (1919 - 1999)*
  Laura Catherine Smith Anderson (1921 - 1991)*
  Marion Ruth Smith Markham (1926 - 2005)*

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Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: 6, 1398 [Edit Plot]

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Maintained by: David A. Smith
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3850186"

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