Sunday, April 3, 2011
Roosevelt High School class of 1971 Brian Delmer Smith
Brian Delmer SMITH Brian left us on March 23, 2011 at the age of 58 after a short illness. A musician and friend to many, he passed away far too young. Born in Seattle on February4th, 1953, he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1971, already an accomplished electric bass guitar player. He played in many bands over the years, most famously with Scargill, the touring backup band for Doug Kershaw, the Ragin' Cajun fiddler. A serious record collector, he could never pass up a garage sale offering those strange round objects with a hole in the middle. Always willing to help out his friends, he was the most honest of people. He loved the social aspect of listening to music or jamming, and liked to sit in with Seattle-area bands whenever he could. He was also an avid sports fan, madly cheering on his favorite teams. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ardath L. "Toddie" and father, Delmer G. "Tubby" Smith. He is survived by his sister, Deanne (Dee) Smith of Seattle, an aunt, Vi Ellis, of Spokane, and numerous cousins, most notably Holly Getman of Naches, WA, who was there for him in his last years.A memorial service will be held at a later date. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.