Ralph C. Smith, Jr., age 74, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015. Born in Fairbanks, Texas, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was an amazing mentor to all. He served his country honorably with the Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid farmer and rancher who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed the mountains and aspens in Pitkin, Colorado, and never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Smith; daughters, Stacie Keliehor and husband J. David and Shelby Phythian and husband Chris; grandchildren, Maxwell Coffman Keliehor, John Aubry Keliehor, Joshua Alexander Phythian, and Katherine Elizabeth Phythian; brother, J.B. Smith and wife Karen; sisters, Janice Kruse and Sheryl Badje and husband Gary; and numerous nieces and nephews.