William Cation Smith, a resident of Weed, California, passed away suddenly of natural causes on July 18, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta. He was 79 years old.

William was born in Linden, New Jersey to William and Mary Smith, who were both born in Scotland.

William was a veteran of the US Army.

William worked as a typesetter in the printing/publishing industry for 51 years. He was very expert and did the typeset for many renowned authors. He also worked for the newspaper in San Francisco.

William moved to Siskiyou County in 2004.

He and his wife Marcia enjoyed doing dog rescue and providing a safe home. They participated annually in the Sheltie Roundup event.

William is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Marcia Smith of Weed; sons, Norman Smith and Eric Smith; and daughter, Diane Dessburger.

William will be missed by his family and many friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.