Lifelong Juneau resident Francis A. Smith died Aug. 12, 2007, at his home in Juneau. He was 79.
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He was born June 12, 1928, in Juneau at St. Ann's Hospital and graduated from Juneau High School in 1948. He served eight years in the National Guard. He was a charter member of the Glacier Valley Volunteer Fire Department, past governor of Juneau Moose Lodge 700, from which he received his fellowship degree, and longtime member of the Civil Air Patrol. In 1911, his father became a charter member of the Moose Lodge and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 420.
A viewing was held Thursday at St. Paul's Catholic Church. The funeral Mass, officiated by the Rev. Tony and Bishop Bruce Fox, of Aiken, S.C., will be held at noon today at St. Paul's. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at the Alaskan Memorial Park. A reception will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to South Aiken Church of God, Building Fund, 2700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, SC 29803. This was a project very near and dear to his heart, said his family. Contributions may also be made to a charity of your choice.