Juneau resident William E. "Bill" Smith, 88, died Feb. 11, 2003, in Juneau.
He was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Kake to Jimmy and Annie Jacobs. He was a graduate of Wrangell Institute and also attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was a commercial fisherman and a carver. He was a member of Tlingit and Haida, Sealaska, Klawock Heenya Corp., and a lifetime member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2. He also was a volunteer at the Johnson Youth Center.
His family said that he loved to carve, play cards and read.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Earline Smith; his children, Rachel Burns and Carl Peterson and family of Juneau, and Rhonda Black and family of Palmer; Fannie Brown Ermaloff, his sister, and numerous nieces and nephews of Klawock; Lynn Scott and family of Oakland, Calif.; Lois Scott and Phillip Scott of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2. A luncheon will follow.