Local NewsAnd 'Verk' He Did!

And ‘Verk’ He Did!


A tribute to William Smith, 1941-2022

In a July 2017 “Bend Living Magazine” article (recommended reading) featuring Bill Smith and his wife, Trish, Bend writer Cathy Carroll recounts that Smith’s German grandmother, who lived with the family in Denver, had a favorite exhortation she directed at her five young grandchildren: “You must verk.” And verk he did…starting in high school with his own landscaping business and helping at an uncle’s trucking company…

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