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In Remembrance

Through the years, thousands of graduates have left Sierra High School and headed off to make a life for themselves. Collectlively they have circled the globe. Many came back to the local region and settled down.

We would like to take a moment and reflect on the lives of alumni who have passed on. Please submit pictures and words that you would like added to this website. You can send them along through the link of Contact Us.
Paul David Smith, 30, of Sheridan, WY, went to be with his Saviour on June 25, 2011 as a result of a 4-wheeling accident in the Big Horn Mountains. He was born May 26, 1981 in Fresno California, the son of Stephen and Susan (Wagner) Smith.

Paul was born prematurely, and faced many physical challenges. At one point, doctors told Stephen and Susan that Paul would never be able to take care of himself. Boy did he fool them; he never let anything hold him back. In 2000, Paul graduated from Sierra High School in Tollhouse, California. Paul met his best friend, and the love of his life, Muriah Edwards in 1998. The two married on April 24, 2004. Paul and Muriah moved to Sheridan, WY in July 2005. Paul accepted the Lord as his Saviour in 2000, he attended Landmark Baptist Church in Sheridan. On April 19, 2010, after years of struggling, Paul became the proud father of Silas, who was his pride and joy. From a very young age Paul was interested in computers. He took many courses and held several certificates in his field. Paul worked for Insight Global at Marathon Oil Company as an IT Deskside Support technician. Paul was very dedicated to his work. He loved to spend time with his family, barbeque, 4-wheel, and help others with their computers. Paul was outgoing and befriended everyone he met. He left wonderful memories for all those he knew.

Paul is survived by his wife Muriah; son Silas; parents Stephen and Susan of Prather, California; brothers Matthew (Jaime) and Andrew; nephews Jackson and Riley; parents- in-law Roy and Glenda Edwards; brothers-in-law Mitchell and Mason. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Lowell and Marie Smith and Alfert and June Wagner.

Services were held on Friday, July 1st, 2011 at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Costella officiating. A service in California was held Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at Grace Bible Church in Fresno. Paul will be laid to rest in Fresno, California.
Adam B. Smith
Killed by drunk driver. Please visit his memorial web site!
Life''s Journey
David and Matthew Alison, along with their parents and two older sisters Michele and Tammy, grew up in Madera Ranchos. The boys both attended Webster Elementary from kindergarten through the 8th. grade. David went on to Madera High as a freshman and sophmore, where he learned to play his favorite sport football. Both David and Matthew loved football. Their team was the 49ers.

In September of 1999 the family moved to Auberry. The boys attended Sierra High. David a junior and Matthew a freshman. Matthew followed his brother in football. They both played for Sierra''s team the "Chieftans". Every weekend was spent watching the boys play. There was so much excitement and encouragement amongst the family of fans as we watched our team rise to the top. In the year 2000, Matthew now a sophmore, was brought up to play on the team with his brother David a senior. That was the year the Sierra Chieftans had the Champion undefeated season of 13-0.

After high school the boys worked for their parents in the concrete business. In 2005 David and Matthew bought their own home together. They spent many long hours remodeling it. After several years of working with their dad in his concrete business, the boys decided to start their own business. In 2008 they started "Alison Brothers Concrete Pumping". Throughout their lives David and Matthew have always been together.

On May 17, 2008 both the boys and their cousin Brannon Scharf were on what would be their last journey of what we call life. They were pumping water from an abandoned gold mine on our ranch and all three were poisoned by carbon monoxide. It is believed that David went in first and when he didn't come out both Matthew and Brannon went in after him. Matthew always followed his brother, even in death.

Because of mine and my boys faith in the Lord I am able to write this. I grieve everyday for my boys, but not as one who has no hope. But as a mother who misses her sons.

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