Nolan William Smith, born May 29, 1983 to Marsha Hatch Smith and Terrell F. Smith, died May 13, 2018 in the weather-related crash of his single engine airplane. He left this life doing what he loved and full of excitement and ambitious plans for the future.
He attended schools in Kuna and graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 2001. He was awarded a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Washington in 2005. He was briefly in a PhD program in Cancer Biology at MD Anderson in Houston before turning to real estate appraising. He was a hard worker and excelled at everything he decided to do. In 2011 he went to work for Fannie Mae in Dallas. It didn’t take long for this fifth generation Idahoan to know that he had to come home. So he did and brought his job with him.
He was blessed to enjoy the affection and companionship of many friends who engaged with him in the activities he loved: skydiving, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, motorcycling, dirt biking, flying, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and any other adventure he could find.
He is survived by his parents; his lady in life, Katie Lynn Strode; a brother, Preston (Jennifer); a niece and nephew; his second parents, Garry and Nancy Ames; his other brother, David Bloxham; grandparents, Alan and Ada Smith and Eugene F. Hatch; uncles, Martin Hatch and Kurttis Smith; aunt, Sharon Zitlau; cousins; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce Hatch; aunt, Sylvia Hatch; and uncle, Bradley Smith.
There will be a visitation on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home located at 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd. in Boise, Idaho. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Cloverdale Funeral Home with graveside service immediately following. The family will greet friends prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Cloverdale Reception Center at the above address. Any condolences or tributes can be left at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com.
Any donations in Nolan's name can be made to:
Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol
1313 Airport Road
Blackfoot ID 83221