Roger Smith

Roger Smith. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Roger Smith passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack early Easter morning at the age of 83.

Roger is best known for his beautiful portraits and other art works, and his resonant baritone opera voice.

He was a type of Renaissance man, because he is also known for three amazing large log homes that he built in British Columbia and Idaho, as a younger man.

He moved to Lakeport in 2012, in semi retirement, and continued with his opera and art work, teaching art at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport, painting portraits and driving to the Bay Area to perform with the Verismo Opera Co.

Roger is survived by his son, Robert; stepson, Eddie; and sister, Naida.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1111 Park Way, Lakeport.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCSF Kidney Project, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145.