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Obituary: Daniel Lee Smith

Aug. 23, 1956 – Aug. 31, 2013

Daniel Lee Smith 57, Walker/Coleville CA passed away August 31st, 2013 at UC Davis, Sacramento, CA.

Dan was born August 23rd, 1956 in Vallejo, CA to the late Charles R. Smith and Dea Pearson Herskovic who survives. Dan moved to Walker, CA in 2005 where he was the owner/operator of The Walker Country Store with his partner of 27 years Karla Barth.

He is survived by his daughters, Angela Smith (Bo) Hudgins and Amber Smith of Alabama; his brother, Charles David Smith, Walker, CA; sisters Jenny Sarver of Lodi, CA, Cindy (Mark) Pavlicek of Lodi, CA. Also stepchildren, Teresa Peavey, Stockton, CA, Aaron Barth, IN; stepbrothers and sister, Ed Horton, Fl, William Horton and Rene Wood, Vallejo, CA; 12 grandchildren and most importantly his best buddy, Digger his Rottweiler.

Dan loved socializing with his friends and customers at The Walker Country Store, bartending for the Lions Club and riding his ATV in the Eastern Sierras. Dan was a member of The Antelope Valley Lions Club, Eastern Sierra Ridge Riders and No. Mono Chamber of Commerce.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday Sept 22nd, 3:00 pm at the Antelope Valley Community Center 299 Mule Deer Road, Walker/Coleville, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Joseph Tuscano MD, Lymphoma Research Fund, UC Regents UCDHS-HAS, 4900 Broadway Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820 or consider donating stem cells. For information on donating stem cells please go to