Eugene L. "Gene" Smith

October 5, 1944 ~ January 2, 2017
Gene's favorite quote was,
"We do not stop playing because we grow old....
we grow old because we stop playing".
And that was Gene!

After retirement from Columbia Steel Castings, we began our travels. Taking our little plane across the U.S. we came home and bought a motor home and traveled two months across the states. We cruised Europe twice, had our own boat for years, then on to classic cars. Life was an adventure, to say the least! And now he will rest.
Gene was a member of the VIP Car Club, a volunteer for The Now Program, and VP of the North-South Airpark Association.
He is survived by his wife, Patty; sister, Kay (Al) Bierling of Denver, CO; step-sons, Mike (Karin) and Pat (Eydie) Farrell, four grandchildren and one great-grandson, Artie, all of Vancouver, WA; and numerous nieces and cousins. Gene will be greatly missed!
Services will be held in Camas, WA on Jan. 28th at Grace Four Square Church at noon with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, 2675 S. Index St., Washougal, WA 98671.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 15, 2017