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Andrew William Smyth

October 14, 1950 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 71)

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Andrew William Smyth passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.  He was in the midst of treatments related to multiple myeloma.  Andy was born in St. Luke’s Hospital (Boise) on October 14, 1950.  He grew up on the family farm near Wilder, one of six siblings and graduated from Parma High School in 1968.  During his senior year, Andy traveled to India as part of the International Farm Youth Exchange.  During the India experience, he met his wife-to-be, Cindy Fisher.  They were married and resided in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania, with their two sons, Nathan and Daniel.  After five years in Pennsylvania, the family relocated to Idaho, where Andy would remain.
It was apparent that Andy would be the farmer in the family; he did in fact take over the farm when his parents passed away.  As a youngster, in addition to helping with the work, he loved to “work” with his farm toys, creating elaborate operations out on the north bank of the Snake River, where the farm was located.  This love stayed with Andy during his entire life.  In his later years, he created numerous motorized farm toys that were masterworks of miniaturization and mechanization.
Andy was very involved in 4-H.  He regularly attended the State 4-H Club Congress.  Additionally, he attended the National 4-H Club Congress and several ag-related national conferences.  In his adult years, he continued his 4-H involvement as a volunteer.  He served as the Builders Club leader and was a regular attendee at the National 4-H Club Congress.  Numerous youngsters, now adults, carry fond memories of Andy and the part he played in their 4-H lives.  He was very (and rightfully) proud of his nationally recognized 35 years as a 4-H Adult Volunteer.
The Can-Am 4-wheeler was one of Andy’s prized possessions.  Summer months would often find him exploring the mountains, mines and mining towns on the 4-wheeler with one or more of his male relatives.  Fine times were had by all.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Catherine, and his beloved Border collie, Slick.  He is survived by his sons Nathan Smyth and Daniel Smyth (Pamela), brothers Alan Smyth (Gail), Jim Smyth (Karen) and David Smyth (Nancy), sisters Carol Butler (Fred) and Diane Silberkleit (Lee), and grandchildren Nora, Archer, Ada, and Oakley who knew Andy as “Grandy.”
Contributions may be made to the Canyon County 4-H Endowment Fund.
 

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Monday
April 25, 2022

2:00 PM
CV Peckham Community Center
504 S. Kimball Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605

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