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Dean Goldsmith

March 18, 1942 — December 29, 2019

Dean Goldsmith the son of Francis Merle and Lucille (Purdum) Goldsmith was born March 18, 1942 in Clarinda, Iowa. Dean entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Cheyenne in Wyoming, at the age seventy-seven.
Dean was active in 4-H and graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1960. Right out of high school Dean began to farm with his dad. More than just a job, farming was a passion for Dean. He was an advocate for agriculture as he was a member of the National Farmers Organization and an activist in the American Agriculture Movement. Dean’s passion for agriculture led him to be instrumental as a visionary for an ethanol plant he developed in the 80’s.
On November 19, 1961 Dean was united in marriage to Barbara Lou Peterson in Corning. Three children blessed this union: Todd, Lori and Deena. The couple would later divorce. He moved to Colorado in 1986 because he loved the mountains. There he owned and operated a Bath Crest franchise for over 20 years until his retirement. Dean has resided in Wyoming the past 3 years.
Dean loved the outdoors and traveling and shared his love with his family as often as he could, whether it was camping, hunting or fishing. He always had a dog and they would be the best behaved you have ever seen. While in Corning he enjoyed stock-car racing. Dean was a “Jack of all Trades” and could fix anything. Dean enjoyed playing games and time spent with his family.
Left to cherish Dean’s memory are his children: Todd (Debra) Goldsmith of Corning, Iowa, Lori (Mark) Reed of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Deena (Corey) Moore of Corning, Iowa; grandchildren: Bryant (Kim) Goldsmith, Brooke Goldsmith (Luke Nicholson), Mikayla, Kennedy, and Joslynn Moore; special friend, Judy Plummer of Cheyenne, Wyoming; sister, Linda (Curtis) Jordening of Dallas, Texas; 3-legged furry companion, Gracie; his niece and nephew; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Dean in death were his parents, Francis and Lucille and infant brother, Francis Alvin.

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