In Memory

Otto Smith (Turbine Evaps Operator) - Class of 1979

Otto L. Smith

FRENCHTOWN - Otto L. Smith, 85, of Frenchtown, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 1999, surrounded by his family at home.

Otto was born March 4, 1914, in Culdesac, Idaho, to William S. and Eliza Lucinda Wilks Smith. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, viewing wildlife, traveling, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Otto went to school in Asotin, Washington. He was inducted into the U.S. Army March 17, 1941, and served during World War II in the Philippines.

Otto married Josephine Arriaga Hubbard on September 10, 1941, in Moscow, Idaho.

After being honorably discharged on Aug. 22, 1945, Otto worked for Potlatch Paper Mill until 1957 when he and his family moved to Missoula where he started work at Hoerner-Waldorf in the recovery department. In 1959, the family moved to Frenchtown where he lived until his passing. He worked at the mill until his retirement in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, his wife Josephine, daughter Phyllis and a great-grandchild, Kayla.

Otto is survived by his daughter, Darylene Hirning and her husband Bob of Fallon, Nev.; sons Marvin and Deanna, Charles, Stanley and Wanda, all of Frenchtown, Donald and Terry of Alberton, and Ralph Hubbard of Burley, Idaho; 11 grandchildren, Chad, Shawn, Larissa, Paula, Dawn, April, Jamie, Sean, Rebecca, Michelle and Sarah; eight great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held Friday, September 3, from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00AM until service time at the funeral home.

Graveside services were held at 2:00PM Saturday, September 4, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

The Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Otto's name to Hospice of Missoula, 500 N. Higgins Ave., Missoula, Montana 59802.