Arland Franklin Smuin, 74, passed away on Dec. 21 at his home in Diamondville. He was born on Feb. 8, 1938, in Vernal, Utah, the son of Thomas and Alberta (Boren) Smuin.
Arland spent 15 years working for Lincoln Service as a lineman before he finally went to work for the P&M Mine as a truck driver, finally retiring from the mine in 2002. He completed high school and served his country in the National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in December of 1962.
Arland enjoyed spending time woodworking, fishing, and spending a lot of time with family and friends in the outdoors. He loved the outdoors. Arland was a big family guy, and loved to be around his children and grandchildren. He could fix anything and was a great handy man.
He married Carol Jean Black on March 21, 1965, in Kemmerer.
Arland is survived by his wife, Carol Smuin, of Diamondville; his children, Trudy Lynne Smuin, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dale Lee (Jeralyn) Smuin of Kemmerer. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael J. Smuin, Kolton Lane Smuin, Kadin Earl Smuin and K'Lee Jean Smuin, four brothers and four sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the Best Home Health Hospice, 637 Front St., Evanston, WY 82930.
Memorial services to celebrate his life will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at Ball Family Chapel in Kemmerer with Pastor Larry Jensen from the Life Christian Center in LaBarge officiating.
At his request, cremation has taken place under the care of Ball Family Chapel in Kemmerer.