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Violet A. Smith

March 5, 1935 — December 29, 2019

Violet Agnes (Dolly) Smith 84 of Veteran, WY and formerly of Lewistown passed away Sunday morning, December 29, 2019 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born March 5, 1935 the daughter of Earl and Alice (Bauman) Adams in Jordan, Montana. She received her education in Roy, Montana graduating from Roy High School in 1953. She then attended Northern Montana College in Havre and received her degree in elementary education. She then taught grade school at Hilger and Suffolk, Montana. On July 8, 1957 she was united in marriage to Vernon Smith in Sheridan, WY. They lived and ranched near Winifred where they raised their three children. When she stopped teaching, she began as a Cow/Calf producer and raised Registered Quarter Horses on her ranches in Montana and Nebraska until she retired and moved to Veteran WY.

She was supportive and encouraged her children throughout their Rodeo events in calf roping and ladies barrel racing.

Dolly is survived by daughters Joan of Veteran, WY and Jacqueline of Melstone, MT; son Vaughn of Veteran, WY; grandsons Jason (Aimee) Rich, Dillon (Alexandria) Rich; seven great grandchildren Shamus, Adeline, Thera, Oskar, Paislee, Cash and Joplyn Rich all of Billings, MT.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Monte Lund and parents.

Graveside Services for Dolly Smith will be Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lewistown City Cemetery. Reception will follow at the Eagles Club. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at

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