Dickerson “Dick” James Smith June 17, 1937 – April 21, 2023


Dick was born June 17, 1937, in Evanston, to James G. and Edna (Dickerson) Smith. Dick graduated from Evanston High School. He married the love of his life, Janice Bennett, also of Evanston.

Dick and Jan started their married life in Oakley, Utah, where he worked in the dairy business and Logan, Utah, where he attended Utah State University. This was an exciting time for them as they brought two beautiful children into their home, their daughter Vickie and son Jim.

After college, they returned to work and live in Oakley, until a small ranch came up for sale back in Evanston. They purchased the Danks place and moved to Evanston to raise cattle and sheep.

Dick also followed in his father’s footsteps by getting back in the school and charter busing business. He sold his ranch in Evanston in 1979 and moved to Casper, where he continued to operate his bus business.

Dick would later buy a ranch north of Rawlins, where he ran cattle. The ranch headquarters was located at the foot of Green Mountain. Dick enjoyed being down at the cabin on Green Mountain working alongside his grandkids, and he loved exploring the surrounding country and learning its history.

Dick always had great appreciation for nature; he especially had a soft heart for his horses. Dick’s greatest joy, though, was his family.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, James G. and Edna Smith; and his daughter, Vickie Lynn Smith.

He has left behind his dear wife, Janice, of Casper; his son, Jim, of Evanston; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 15, at the LDS Church, 251 Elm St. in Evanston.