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I'm so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. (I just found out today.) My heart goes out to all of you. Earl was a great man and will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Karen (Englund) DeGuzman - Kodiak, AK   Mar 29, 2013

Aunt Donna, so sorry you lost Uncle Earl. He is no longer in pain. Uncle Earl, rest in peace. Love, Cindy, Art Jr., Carrie, and Amy

Posted by: Cindy, Art Jr., Carrie, and Amy - Buffalo, NY - Uncle   Mar 10, 2013

Dear Donna and Family,

I wish to extend my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I hold close to my heart the wonderful memories of Earl...Childhood memories as friend, neighbor and schoolmate...Please extend my message to his entire family from days of old...
So sorry for your loss,
Sincerely Patricia

Posted by: Patricia Masterson - Saint Helena, CA - Family friend, neighbor & school   Mar 02, 2013

Dear Donna, Artie, Laura and Shari,

I'm so sorry to hear of Earl's passing and your loss. I have many fond memories of your family. I remember vividly the times we spent on the fishing boat with Earl, his quick wit and ready smile. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Dan Dorman

Posted by: Dan Dorman - Kodiak, AK - friend   Mar 01, 2013

Dear Donna, Artie, Laura, Shari and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Time certainly marches on - it's been 33 years since both our families left Gales Creek, OR. to move to Alaska!

We certainly won't forget Earl's quick witted humor, his mischievous smile or his fiend orneriness! He was a character, a family man at heart and I hope you can be comforted in those memories. Thank you for sharing the video - it brought a smile. I'm thinking

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Posted by: Ann (Dorman) Ellingson - Kodiak, AK - family friend   Feb 28, 2013

Donna & Family:

Very sorry for your loss of Earl, he will be greatly missed by the local community. I always enjoyed visiting with him and showing/selling him Lemmon properties. My thoughts and sympathy to each of you.

Posted by: Rich Alkire - Redfield, SD - Friend   Feb 27, 2013

Please know that my thoughts are with you in your time of loss. With deepest sympathy, Wayne

Posted by: Wayne Stevens - Juneau, AK   Feb 27, 2013

Donna, Shari, Laura, Breanna, Zach, and Cameron
I will always charish the memories of working at the cafe with you all and having Earl "pick" on me every day. It was easy to see how important Earl was to all of you and also to see how much he loved each of you. Although this time after his passing will be difficult, I know that you are an amazing family filled with strength and love that will make it through anything. God Bless

Posted by: Rachel Sandgren - Lemmon, SD   Feb 27, 2013

To Donna and the entire Smith Family,

My deepest condolences and sympathy to all of you during this time of sorrow. I pray that your sadness will be tempered by the fond memories you have of Earl.

TC Kamai, Chief of Police
Kodiak Police Department

Posted by: TC Kamai - Kodiak, AK   Feb 26, 2013

Donna, Laura, Shari and the entire Smith family,

Earl was a character that will leave a lasting impression on the lives of the people he touched. Not seeing him at the R Bar or the Alaska Cafe has been noticable for some time as his illness sapped his strength. He will be greatly missed in our community. May God be with you all and give you strength in the days ahead.

Posted by: Jeannie Ericsson - Lemmon, SD   Feb 26, 2013