Ruth Evelyn Smith

(April 12, 1938 - May 31, 2021)


Longtime Crook County resident, Ruth Evelyn Smith, 83, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. 

Ruth was born April 12, 1938, to Clarence and Mollie (Mauch) Malliot in Garland, Wyoming. She married Richard “Dick” Smith on Dec. 18, 1954, in Powell.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Marjorie Cook. 

She is survived by two sisters, Lois (Chuck) Siefert of Worland, Wyoming, and Eleanor Echols of Denver, Colorado; children, Sheila (Keith) Yount of Moorcroft, Wyoming, David (Tammie) Smith of Gillette, Wyoming, and Susan (Charles) Cornelius of Gillette; grandchildren, Steve (Monika) Yount and Bill (Erin) Yount, both of Gillette, Kelly (Cheyenne) Smith of Wellston, Oklahoma, Jordan (Amy) Smith of Lander, Wyoming, Allison (Parker) Smith-Wise of Boulder, Colorado, Kayla Cornelius, Heather (fiancé Lane Kneivel) Cornelius and Rachel Cornelius, all of Gillette; and 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Private family burial has taken place at the Moorcroft Cemetery, in Moorcroft. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance, Wyoming. Online condolences may be written at