William ‘Bill’ R. Smith ’48 of Littleton, Colo., died February 5, 2012. Born in 1924 in Denver, Colo., Bill entered Mines in 1942, but served in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945, returning in 1946 to complete his professional degree in petroleum engineering. At Mines, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Bill served Colorado for 31 years in the Division of Water Resources and the Oil and Gas Conservations Commission, where he retired as director in 1989. In addition to being a member of CSMAA and the President’s Council at Mines, he was a member of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (now Western Energy Alliance), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce; together they had six children, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Among children and grandchildren, three are alumni: son Brian Smith ’85, grandson Erik Smith ’03 and granddaughter Jenny Rotramel-Ronhovde ’08. (Read a profile on Bill in the fall 2005 issue of Mines.)