C. Smith, 76, passed away at home in Cedarville, September 17,
2013, from complications of heart failure. Born in Dallas, Texas
July 30, 1937, Dennis spent his early childhood on the road with
his parents while his father was a traveling salesman.
Dennis worked in journalism from age 17 until
his death. He worked at newspapers in Weiser and Caldwell, Idaho;
Baker city and Albany, Oregon, and Anderson, California. He then
bought and ran the Intermountain News in Burney for many years. He
branched out into real estate, becoming a licensed broker with his
own agency. He also expanded on his lifelong interest in
agriculture, buying a cattle ranch in Old Station and began
raising purebred Brangus bulls.