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Marilyn Buchanan Smith

Marilyn Smith Marilyn Smith

(July 12, 1944 - Feb. 5, 2017)

Marilyn Buchanan Smith, 72, of Powell, Wyoming and formerly of Greybull, Wyoming passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at Powell Valley Care Center in Powell after a 3-year battle with cancer.

Marilyn was born on July 12, 1944, in Lovell, Wyoming to Albert LeRoy Buchanan and Millie Jean (Bull) Buchanan.  Marilyn grew up in Greybull and graduated from Greybull High School in 1962. She furthered her education at Eastern Montana College in Billings, Montana where she received her teaching degree and her Master’s Degree in education.

Marilyn and Dennis Wayne Smith were high school sweethearts and were happily married until he passed away in Vietnam.

Marilyn taught in Powell for 35 years and volunteered at the school activities. She was a much respected teacher who enjoyed teaching reading to her students and tutored those students who needed help. Marilyn went the “extra mile” to help children. When Marilyn retired she was involved in Bible Study with her close friends from Powell and Cody.

Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Mona (Rick) Heggie of Aberdeen, Washington; four grandchildren, Cole (Kaliechia), Chance, Toby, and Austin, all of Aberdeen, Washington; her first great-granddaughter who will be born this summer; her sister, Linda Hanks of Monument, Colorado; and her niece, Nikki Grotz and family of Monument, Colorado. 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Wayne Smith and her mother and father.

A viewing will be held at Atwood Family Funeral Chapel at 620 Greybull Avenue, Greybull, Wyoming on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday afternoon.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors assisted the family with the arrangements.


  • posted by Linda Buchanan Hanks

    February 17, 2017 12:41 pm

    I can't thank the people of Powell and especially the staff at the Powell Nursing Home for the care and love they showed my sister, Marilyn Smith. It meant so much to me and her family. There was no other place she wanted to be than in Powell. That was her home. A sincere thank you.

  • posted by Phyllis(Tilly)Riley

    February 12, 2017 4:34 pm

    Marilyn was a sweet lady. Loved her. My prayers go to the family. May she rest in peace.

  • posted by Phyllis(Tilly) Riley

    February 12, 2017 4:19 pm

    Loved the lady dearly. Prayers to all the family. I hadn't seen her for years.

  • posted by edwin kern

    February 11, 2017 1:51 pm

    Sorry for your lose Linda

  • posted by Larissa

    February 10, 2017 5:48 pm

    I loved Marilyn, I had the privilige of being an aid of hers at Southside. She was so Wonderful to work with, she was awesome with the kids. She will always have a special , special, place in my heart.

    My love and prayers to you Mona and to your family xo
    Larissa Sand

  • posted by John Clark

    February 10, 2017 12:30 pm

    It was a pleasure to know Marlyn, her husband Dennis, her mother, Millie, Dad, Bing, and may they all rest in peace

  • posted by Loretta Herren

    February 09, 2017 10:11 am

    Marilyn was my dear friend in High School. Even though we did not stay in touch I thought of her so often and remembered the good ole days in HS. She will always have a special place in my heart.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy to her family.
    Love, Loretta (Werbelow) Herren

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