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Obituary for Bill L Smith

Date of Birth: 8/20/1940

Date of Death: 9/14/2012

Age: 72

Rio Rancho NM

SMITH, BILL L. age 72, died peacefully at his home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Friday, September 14, 2012 with his wife, daughter and son at his side. He was born on August 20, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Canoga Part, California in 1960 then relocated to Rio Rancho in 1994. In California he was a well-known Wedding Photographer for more than 30 years and an avid street and mountain cyclist. Upon retirement, he loved woodworking, model ship building and model trains. He was a true artist! He's survived by his wife, Sheryl of 43 years; his daughter April (husband) Christopher Cano of La Crescenta, California; and son, Jason of Albuquerque, New Mexico; identical twin grandsons, Aiden and Zachary of La Crescenta, California; and his mother-in-law, Ruthe Shechtman of North Hills, California. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service in celebration of his life will be held Friday, October 12, 2012 in North Hills, California. The family gratefully thanks Sol Amor Hospice Care for their care, compassion, and comfort to Bill and his family during this difficult time and a special Thank You to Amanda and Michael who were with him daily. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE. ABQ. NM. 87111. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008