Owen Michael Smith

March 21, 1975-May 23, 2010



Owen Michael Smith, 35, of Medford, died May 23, 2010, in Gold Hill. He was born March 21, 1975, in Crescent City, Calif., to Vickey and Gale Smith.



Owen was raised in Brookings where he graduated from Brookings-Harbor High School in 1993. In his early 20s he moved to the Medford/Gold Hill area. He spent most of his life participating in outdoor activities. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper. Everyone appreciated his exceptional musical talent and artistry. Friends and family delighted in his cooking and gardening endeavors. Owen was a people person who had a smile and a hug for all. He was taken too soon and will be missed by all of us.



Survivors include his parents Vickey and Gale Smith of Brookings; brother Paul and his wife Jennifer Smith, of Brookings; sister, Rhonda White, of Alturas, Calif.; son, Evan Michael Smith, age 5, of Clarkston, Ga.; partner, Jennifer Tuman, of Medford.



He was preceded in death by his grandparents, several uncles and aunts, and a cousin.



A memorial service will be at — p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., in Medford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to a charity of the donor's choice.