Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Caleb Wayne “Fish” Smith, 42, of Poplar, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Poplar.
He was born June 2, 1970. He was an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. He attended school in Poplar, Libby and Othelo, Wash. He lived with his sister Maureen Larson in Othelo, where he said he worked on a dairy farm and also helped take care of horses. When you heard him talk about his farmwork, you could tell he really enjoyed that work. He moved to Portland, Ore., with his mother for a couple years.
He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed fishing, cruising around listening to music when he had access to a vehicle and walking around visiting with friends and family. He enjoyed making jokes and teasing around with anyone he talked to. He enjoyed listening to powwow music. He wasn’t a mechanic, but he loved tinkering around with cars.
He enjoyed spending time and sometimes holidays with his daughter and grandchildren. He always made sure his daughter and grandchildren were okay and to also see how his close friend Annie was doing. He would also walk down the alley to see his adopted mother, Eunice Granbois, and his adopted brother, Bryce Granbois.
He was always active whether it be walking, power walking or riding a bike. He never could just relax unless he was tired, watching an interesting movie or feeling under the weather.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Crazy Bull Smith; brothers, Sammy Savior, Alvin Savior, Warren Savior and Jerry Smith; and sisters, Marvene Larson, Louise Savior and Maxine Looking Hawk.
He is survived by his daughter, Kalynn C. Lester of Poplar; adopted daughter, Vernice Blackdog of Poplar; two granddaughters; half-sister, Verbena Savior Jackson; adopted mother, Eunice Granbois; adopted brother, Bryce Granbois; his companion, with whom he walked around, Lee Ricker; and a close friend, Anne Lester.
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 3, at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.