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Gary E. Smith 

April 18, 1940 – July 23, 2018

Gary Eugene Smith, 78, of Brogan, passed away on Monday July 23, in a Portland hospital with family by his side. Gary was born April 18, 1940, in Ontario, Oregon, to Eugene and Elizabeth (Lequerica) Smith.

Gary graduated from Vale Union High School in 1958 as a multiyear letterman in three sports and attended Boise Junior College, where he played football on a Junior College National Championship team. He transferred to Oregon State University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. While at OSU, Gary married his high school sweetheart, Myrna Pershall of Willowcreek, and they had three children, Thad, Stephanie and Elaine. Gary received his Doctorate in Animal Nutrition from Purdue University. He subsequently taught Animal Science at the University of Wyoming, becoming . . .