Remembering Our Long Time TASA Colleague Darold Dean Smith

Darold Dean Smith: 1942-2013

TASA member, friend, and colleague Darold Dean Smith, 71, of Canyon died Saturday, November 23, 2013. Darold served on the TASA Board from 1991-1997 and served as TASA Recorder on the Board from 1993-1997. Darold faithfully attended TASA conferences for many years to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

Darold was born Oct. 24, 1942, in Council Grove, Kan., to Alvis and Doris Smith. He served his country honorably in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret. He married Janet K. Harms in 1963. In 1970, Darold joined the faculty at West Texas A&M University as a professor of art, retiring in 2008 after 38 dedicated years. Survivors include two daughters, Heather Johnson and husband Mike of Canyon and Dawn Tangri and husband David Groneck of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren. His obituary is here .