David J. 'Dave' Smith, 63

After a courageous battle with cancer, David Jerome Smith “Dave” passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by his two children and loving companion, Lori. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; brother, Dan; and parents, Dorothy Smith and John Smith. Dave is survived by his children, Zachary David and Blair Catherine; grandchildren, David and Scott; and siblings, Cathy, Mike, Pat, Mark, Scott, Tom, Tim and Teri. Dave grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and Broken Bow. Dave graduated from the University of Nebr-aska in 1973 and moved to Sacramento, Calif., shortly thereafter where he began a lifelong career in the insurance business. There he met his wife and the mother of his children, Anne. Dave and Anne were married in 1979 and the family eventually relocated to Carmel, Ind. Anne passed unexpectedly April 4, 2002. Dave returned to California in 2005 where he lived until his death. Dave will be remembered for his patience and dignity.