Mildred Rogene (Gisick) Smith

DIGHTON - Mildred Rogene (Gisick) Smith, age 90, died on June 26, 2020 at Liberty Heights Skilled Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Rogene was born on April 22, 1930 at Garden City the daughter of Benjamin & Verda (Owen) Gisick.

Rogene lived 86 years in Dighton. She was a 1948 National Honor Society graduate of Dighton High School. She married Harry Edmond Smith on June 20, 1948 in Dighton’s First Christian Church. She helped Harry run a successful building business and raise three children in Dighton. In retirement, Harry and Rogene became excellent dancers having the time of their lives doing so. Whether in Dighton or in the dance community, Rogene’s kind spirit and willingness to help positively impacted everyone she met.

Rogene is survived by two daughters, Michelyn Caskey (husband Blair) of Green Mountain Falls, CO and Charmane Kandt (husband Greg) of Hays, KS, one son, Larry Smith (wife Suzanne) of Colorado Springs, CO, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Harry, and parents, Benjamin and Virda Gisick.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Dighton. Burial will be in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Friends may post condolences at

Posted online on August 04, 2020