CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lowell "Lody" Smith, who served 16
years as Nevada state forester, has died.
Friends say Smith died Tuesday at the age of 75.
A longtime Carson City resident, Smith began his career with the
state of Nevada in 1957 and worked 35 years before retiring in
Current state Forester Pete Anderson says Smith also served as
president of the National Association of State Foresters in the
early 80s, and credits Smith with chartering the future of the
U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei recalled Smith as a "true
conservationist" who dedicated his life to stewardship of the
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller echoed those sentiments, saying Smith's
dedication to conservation and management of the state's lands will
have long-lasting effects.
A memorial service for Smith, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the First Presbyterian Church at 115 North Division Street in Carson City.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Carson-Tahoe Hospital, 1600 Medical Parkway, Carson City, Nv 89703.
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