April 24, 1945 – March 5, 2018
Born in Rushville, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Marle G.”Chip” Smith
Marle ‘Chip’ G. Smith, 72, of Lincoln passed away after a well fought battle with lymphoma on March 5, 2018. Born April 24, 1945 to Marle D. and Laurine (Brown) Smith in Rushville. He graduated from Chadron High School in 1963, and attended Chadron State College graduating with a bachelor’s degree in math and physics. He then completed his Masters in Physics at South Dakota School of Mines. Chip married the love of his life Marilyn Shaw on July 1, 1972 in Chadron. He worked as a civil engineer for most of his career and then followed his passion as an Ebay seller for the past 17 years. Chip and Marilyn made their home in Scottsbluff for 32 years where they raised their children before moving to Lincoln in 2011 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and food pantry coordinator with his wife Marilyn. Chip enjoyed golfing, attending auctions, iris hybridizing and landscaping. Most of all he dearly loved time spent with family and his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the Huskers and the Atlanta Braves. Metallica was one of Chip’s favorites along with doughnuts, pie and potato chips. His keen sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
Chip is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn (Shaw) Smith; son, Dustin (Amber) Smith; daughter, Stacy Graham; grandchildren, Bridger Marle, Carly Genevieve, Kennedy Laurine Smith and Colton Christopher Graham; mother, Laurine Smith; brother, Mick Smith; brother-in-law, Steve (Flo) Shaw; sister-in-law, Peggy (John) Bays; and many other friends and loved ones. Preceded in death by his father, Marle D. Smith.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Lincoln. Cremation/No Visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Marle, Laurine and Chip Smith Scholarship Fund at the Chadron State College Foundation.
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