Ronald “Ron Dog” Smith, of Coarsegold, died Nov. 24, 2014 at the age of 58.
Mr. Smith was born in Quincy, Mass. and was raised in Boston.
Mr. Smith traveled the country, eventually settling on the Pacific Coast where he worked as a linemen for PG&E in Morro Bay. Here he met and married his wife, Michele Poudrier, who gave birth to their three children.
In 1990, he moved to Coarsegold and worked as a Power Plant Operator in Fresno and then as a Water Treatment Worker for Madera County. Mr. Smith also served on the federal grand jury.
In his spare time, Mr. Smith was a woodworker and metal worker and was always building or fixing something for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Michele; his children, Jacob Justin and Jodi, Bonnie, Mattie and Peitie; and grandchildren, Maddax, Asher, Aaron, Roxy and Winnie; and three siblings, Randy, Rick and Robin.
The family can be contacted for memorial service details.