Douglas "Skip /Skipper" Gail Smith
January 12, 2022
On the afternoon of January 04, 2022 Douglas (Skip/Skipper) Gail Smith passed away at SCL Hospital in Miles City, MT. as a result of heart failure due to complications with COVID-19. Skip was 79 years old.
Skip was born in the town of Malta in Phillips County, MT. on February 08, 1942. He was the eldest son of Gail and Myrtle Smith. He was raised in Phillips County, MT on the family farm. He attended Strater country school for his elementary education and attended public schools in Malta, MT.
When he was 18, he joined the US Navy and was stationed in Imperial Beach California where h...