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I.“Bud” R. Smith

1927 - 2013

I.R. "Bud" Smith

I.R. “Bud” Smith passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at his home in Payson, Ariz., surrounded by his family.
Bud was born Oct. 18, 1927, the youngest of eight children. He served in the Navy both during and after WWII and graduated from Drake University in 1954. He was the founder and president of CBS Real Estate Company in Omaha, Neb. and moved to Payson in June 2000. Bud loved the game of golf and was a devoted Nebraska football fan, but his greatest devotion was to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie; four children, Steve and Diane Smith and Jeffrey Smith of Omaha, Kerry and Steve Grossoehme of Scottsdale, Ariz., and David Smith of Laguna Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Chaparral Pines Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, the Humane Society or charity of your choice.